Nacht vor Augen

Nacht vor Augen

Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Night Before Eyes / A Hero′s Welcome

25-year-old German soldier David Kleinschmidt is warmly welcomed by his family and friends when he returns earlier than expected to his hometown in the Black Forest from a tour of duty in Afghanistan. His shy eight-year-old step-brother Benni is full of admiration for him. But David has changed. He is withdrawn, cold and no longer the person he was before serving in action. He is unexpectedly decorated by the Bundeswehr for an alleged act of heroism: he is supposed to have killed an attacking terrorist in selfdefence. This "heroic deed" torments David. In his nightmares he is haunted by a young Afghan boy. He closes himself off even more from the outside world. The only person David is concerned with is little Benni, who is teased by his schoolmates because he seems weak and poor at sports. So David trains him in hand-to-hand combat and football. Under the pretext of playfighting, he encourages the boy to use more and more violence, which threatens to escalate. In his despair, David sees the only solution in revealing the truth about his act of heroism. But now his life really begins to get out of control …

On her feature film about the consequences of war duty, first-time director Brigitte Bertele notes: "′Nacht vor Augen′ invites the spectator to look into the mirror and ask himself to what degree David′s potential for violence and destructiveness can be found in each and every one of us."

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Brigitte Maria Bertele
Assistant director:Robin Seiser
Screenplay:Johanna Stuttmann
Director of photography:Mathias Prause
Lighting design:Martin Neuse
Set design:Stéphanie Brenner (Szenenbild), Kobita Syed (Assistenz)
Make-up artist:Eva Schubert, Elisabeth Bigalke (Assistenz)
Costume design:Monika Gebauer
Editing:Stephan Krumbiegel
Sound:Johannes Grehl
Audio mixing:Max Rammler-Rogall
Casting:Suse Marquardt
Music:Christian Biegai
  
Cast: 
Hanno KofflerDavid
Petra Schmidt-SchallerKirsten
Jona RuggaberBenni
Margarita BroichInge
Wolfram KochRainer
Maxim MehmetFelix
Bruno CathomasFeldwebel Kleiber
Christina GroßeFrau Poloczek
Dario KroselyLutz Kiefer
Markus Ertelt1. Polizist
Sebastian Schäfer2. Polizist
Ewgeni KhersonskiSoldat
  
Production company:noirfilm Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Karlsruhe)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart)
Producer:Didi Danquart, Boris Michalski
Producer (TV):Stefanie Groß
Associate producer:Nico Hain
Unit production manager:Darko Lovrinic
Production coordinator:Katja Roesch
Shoot:08.2007-21.09.2007: Bad Liebenzell und Umgebung
Original distributor:BFILM Verleih (Berlin)
Subsequent distributor:EYZ Media (Berlin)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:91 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.08.2008, 115076, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 09.10.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 19.10.2009, Südwest 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Nacht vor Augen

Versions

Original

Length:91 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.08.2008, 115076, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 09.10.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 19.10.2009, Südwest 3
 

Awards

Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2009
Bestes Drehbuch
 
FIRST STEPS Award 2008
First Step Award, Abendfüllender Spielfilm