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Abendland

DIR: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
2011 / Austria / 91 min

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Some things can be seen more clearly at night.. .

A film poem about a continent at night, a culture on which the sun’s going down, though it’s hyper alert at the same time, an “Abendland” that, often somewhat self-obsessively, sees itself as the crown of human civilization, while its service economy is undergoing rapid growth in a thoroughly pragmatic way. Nikolaus Geyrhalter takes a look at a paradise with a quite diverse understanding of protection.

Night work juxtaposed with oblivious evening digression, birth and death, questions that await answers in the semi-darkness, a Babel of languages, the routine of the daily news, and political negotiation: All this has been captured in images with a wealth of details that make us look at things in a new way.

The longer you consider a word, the more distant is its return gaze: ABENDLAND.

About

Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Screenplay Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Maria Arlamovsky
Dir. of Photography Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Editing Wolfgang Widerhofer
Music
Sound Lea Saby, Hjalti Bager-Jonathansson, Andreas Hamza, Lenka Mikulova, Nicolas Joly, Ekkehard Baumung
Duration 91 min
Year 2011
Country Austria
Colour Colour
Tags energy resources, essay, observational, poetic, society
Production Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
Address:  Hildebrandgasse 26
City:  A-1180 Vienna
Country:  Austria
Web:  www.geyrhalterfilm.com/
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Phone:  +43 1 40 30 162
Fax:  +43 1 40 30 162

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