Scene from the film The Visit
Scene from the film The Visit
Scene from the film The Visit
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The Visit

  • Denmark
  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • Norway
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THE VISIT is a documentary with comedy elements, and a philosophical exploration of our fear of strangers through the ultimate threat to our self-image: The discovery of Alien Intelligent Life.

In Vienna lies the UN-city, with its late 1970’s architecture and its extra-territorial status not unlike a giant spacecraft that has landed in the middle of the civilized world. Inside this impressive institution representing our belief in humanity, resides the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs – the OOSA.

THE VISIT opens with a close-up of an animal. It instinctively reacts to something unknown. Inside the OOSA, a phone rings. Deputy Director-General, astro-physicist, Dr. Mazlan Othman, is informed that an alien has arrived...

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  • Original Title
    The Visit
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Michael Madsen
  • Cinematography
    Heikki Färm
  • Editing
    Stefan Sundlöf, Nathan Nugent
  • Sound
    Peter Albrechtsen, Øivind Weingaarde
  • Runtime
    83 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Denmark
    • Austria
    • Finland
    • Ireland
    • Norway
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Jihlava IDFF (2015)
    • Sundance Film Festival (2015)
    • Visions du Réel, Nyon (2015)
    • Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (2015)
    • Gira de Documentales Ambulante
    • Cleveland International Film Festival
    • Istanbul Film Festival
    • Doc Aviv
    • Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
    • Transilvania International Film Festival
    • Biografilm Festival
    • DOXBIO
    • Vancouver International Film Festival
    • Helsinki International Film Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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