// Your online documentary cinema //

10 Years of Discovering the Best Documentaries for You



Views Of A Retired Night Porter  //  Views of a Retired Night Porter (Orig.)

DIR: Andreas Horvath
2006 / Austria / 38 min

Stream

1.99 €

Watch the film on-line, for the lowest price, in decent quality and without need to download anything!
Tech. spec. MP4 360p

Individual purchase needed. For higher comfort we recommend to register an account here and take advantage of financial credit and stream bonus features.

AVI

3.99 €

Download the film in a very good quality to your computer and play it later and multiple times!
Tech. spec. Download AVI 360p

Individual purchase needed. For higher comfort we recommend to register an account here and take advantage of financial credit and stream bonus features.

DVD

3.99 €

Superior video quality, all DVD features, just download, burn your own DVD and watch the film from your computer or TV.
Tech. spec. Download ISO

Individual purchase needed. For higher comfort we recommend to register an account here and take advantage of financial credit and stream bonus features.

Recommend this film

In 1977 Krzysztof Kieślowski shot the film Night Porter's Point of View. This important work that emerged out a pessimistic wave in Polish documentary film depicts the essence of the relationship between man and the communist regime. This working-class porter is a representative of those who faithfully serve the regime. Regulations mean more than people, says the man who oversees the lives of others

In 2005 the Austrian director Andreas Horvath visited the retired porter in his one-room flat in the outskirts of Warsaw and filmed a second version of this film hero. His film not only reveals a polarity in the dualistic portrait of the man in the documentary, it also captures the transformation of Polish life over the past thirty years. In his work Kieślowski primarily drew attention to the mechanisms of forced submission and the methods the authorities used to achieve their goals. Depiction as such this icon of real socialism could generate a moral anxiety. By contrast, Horvath is trying to understand without prejudice the life of this man who was once that icon.

About

Director Andreas Horvath
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography
Editing
Music
Sound
Duration 38 min
Year 2006
Country Austria
Colour
Tags old age, poetic, portrait, private, society, totalitarianism
Production
Distribution
Festivals
Awards


News

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

Read an exclusive interview with Polish filmmaker Słavomir Batyra, director of THE GREAT THEATRE. He will guide you through the recesses of his short film just like his film guides the viewers through the recesses of the largest opera house in the world. Would you like some opera tickets or rather cinema ones? What about taking both?

Read more…

- 20.4.2016 -

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

The My Street Films competition, which invites the public to make their own short films from their surroundings, launches its third edition in the streets of Central Europe. The project originally comes from London where it mapped the city on the Thames through film stories about the streets and their inhabitants. In collaboration with DAFilms.com, the film map has expanded to the Czech Republic and from there to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

Read more…

- 13.4.2016 -

"To Present a Plurality of Visions of Reality": Interview with Luciano Barisone

"To Present a Plurality of Visions of Reality": Interview with Luciano Barisone

The 47th edition of the film festival Visions du Réel is just about to start in three weeks. The festival is also the first member of the Doc Alliance film festival platform that is going to present its film programme and thus set a high standard in terms of seeking for original artistic expressions and strong social issues. In the following two weeks, from March 21 to April 4, DAFilms.com is hosting an online film event which presents the most interesting and successful documentaries of the last festival edition.

Read more…

- 18.3.2016 -

More news…