Helle Nächte

Helle Nächte

Deutschland / Norwegen 2016/2017, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Bright Nights

Austrian civil engineer Michael lives with his girlfriend in Berlin. For years, he has barely had any contact with his 14-year-old son Luis. When Michael’s father dies the two nonetheless travel together to the funeral which is held in the remote north of Norway. At the deceased’s secluded home Michael begins to pack up his late father’s personal items – watched in silence by his son. Two people who barely know each other are suddenly caught in an intimate situation. After the funeral, Michael surprises Luis by suggesting that they spend a few days together exploring the region. A road movie begins that is also a journey into their non-existent shared past.

Being together turns out to be more difficult than expected. Never having spent any time with each other on a daily basis, they have trouble handling their relationship. Whilst Michael glosses over this situation, Luis can't hide how hurt he is. His father’s long years of absence stand between them like a wall. When they are in the car together it feels like the calm before a storm. During the long days of the summer solstice, days when the sun never sets, Michael tries to break the repetitive cycle and find a joint way forward.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Thomas Arslan
Assistant director:Cavo Kernich
Screenplay:Thomas Arslan
Director of photography:Reinhold Vorschneider
Lighting design:Christoph Dehmel-Osterloh
Production design:Reinhild Blaschke
Make-up artist:Krisztina Szántó-Konthur
Costume design:Anette Guther
Editing:Reinaldo Pinto Almeida
Sound design:Jochen Jezussek, Christian Obermaier, Tormod Ringnes
Sound:Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Audio mixing:Tormod Ringnes
Casting:Ulrike Müller, Nina Erdahl
Music:Ola Fløttum
  
Cast: 
Georg FriedrichMichael
Tristan GöbelLuis
Marie LeuenbergerLeyla
Hanna KarlbergCecilia
Aggie PetersonCecilias Mutter
Frank Arne OlsenCecilias Vater
Helle GoldmanPfarrerin
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
in co-production with:mer FILM (Bergen), FilmCamp (Øverbygd), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:The Post Republic (Berlin)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Co-Producer:Maria Ekerhovd, Svein Andersen, Kjetil Jensberg
Producer (TV):Andrea Hanke (WDR)
Unit production manager:Elisa Fernanda Pirir
Shoot:08.08.2016-09.09.2016: Berlin, Norwegen
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Norsk Filminstitutet (Oslo)
Length:86 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.06.2017, 169076, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 10.08.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Helle Nächte

Versions

Original

Length:86 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.06.2017, 169076, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 10.08.2017
 

Awards

Berlinale 2017
Silberner Bär, Bester Darsteller
 

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