Abendland

Abendland

Deutschland / Portugal 1999, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Nightfall

Somewhere in Europe at the end of the 20th century. Everything has lost its apparently safe place. In the city, unemployment rules like a plague. Anton is also affected. Leni, who he has been living with for years, works as an ironer in a laundry. She tries to bring life to the dark cocoon Anton has weaved around him. A life that is not obliged to materialism and work but to sensuality, belief and the possibility of love as the ultimate anarchistic and dignified act against a barbarous environment. She tries to follow a longing, bigger than the small being in the narrow world of disintegration, fear, doubts and lethargy.

Torn apart at dusk, each of them fights alone in their nocturnal odyssey through the black of the night and their own souls. Desperately rebelling against their loneliness, they will cross the lives of different people, will be weaved into strange fates, will hurt and will get hurt, tumble, fall and get up again, and will face each other with the taste of darkness and a certainty in their hearts which was unknown to them before. Nightfall speaks about love - not in its beginning, where it is still illusionary, but when it is about to end, while it had just begun to become essential.

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Credits

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Director:Fred Kelemen
Assistant director:Anna Annett Schuchardt, Susanne Schmitt
Screenplay:Fred Kelemen
Director of photography:Fred Kelemen
Assistant camera:Arnd Geißheimer
2nd Camera unit:Hans Bouma
Production design:Anette Kuhn
Set design:Ralf Küfner
Make-up artist:Sybille Tams
Costume design:Daniella Petrovics
Editing:Fred Kelemen, Anja Nerall, Nicola Undritz
Sound:Jörg Theil
Sound assistant:David Gräwe
Audio mixing:Alexander Schaefer
Consultant:Annedore von Donop
Music:Rainer Kirchmann
  
Cast: 
Wolfgang MichaelAnton
Verena JaschLeni
Urs RemondPaul
Isa HochgernerNina
Adolfo AssorGlockengießer
Thomas BaumannMann in Ledermantel
  
Production company:Mediopolis Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Filmes do Tejo Audiovisuais Lda. (Lissabon), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Alexander Ris
Producer (TV):Heike Hempel
Associate producer:François d'Artemare, Maria Joao Mayer
Unit production manager:Mandy Rahn
Location manager:Nicole Gerhards
Production coordinator:Jörg Rothe
Shoot:01.04.1998-31.05.1998:
Original distributor:Pegasos Film Filmverleih und Produktion GmbH (Frankfurt am Main)
Subsequent distributor:StudioCanal GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Sächsische Landesmedienanstalt (SLM) (Leipzig), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Instituto Português da Arte Cinematográfica e Audiovisual (IPACA) (Lissabon)
Length:3994 m, 146 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.10.2002, 91948, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 29.08.2002, West 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Abendland
Originaltitel (PT) No País do Sol Poente
Verleihtitel (GB) Nightfall

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Original

Length:3994 m, 146 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.10.2002, 91948, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 29.08.2002, West 3
 

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