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by Thomas Arslan

Bright Nights

Synopsis

Berlin-based engineer Michael must travel to Norway for his father‘s funeral. His sister is unwilling to go, and Michael is left alone with his 14-year-old son Luis, with whom he has always had minimal contact. Michael tries to bond with Luis while exploring the remote region of northern Norway for a few days. But their first trip together is much more difficult than expected. Daily interaction is unfamiliar territory to both, and Luis obviously holds a grudge because of his father‘s negligence. But during these longest days of summer, Michael is determined to break a bittersweet father-son pattern.

Director

Born on July 16, 1962, in Braunschweig, Germany. Lived from 1963 to 1967 in Essen, Germany. Attended elementary school in Ankara, Turkey, from 1967 to 1971. Returned to Essen mid- 1971 and graduated from high school there in 1983. From 1983 through 1984, completed national community service in Hamburg. Lived from 1985 to 1986 in Munich. Studied German literature for two semesters. Gathered experience in film. From September 1986 to February 1992, studied at the DFFB (German Film and Television Academy Berlin). Has worked since 1992 as a screenwriter and filmmaker.


FILMOGRAPHY
2017 BRIGHT NIGHTS
2013 GOLD
2010 IN THE SHADOWS
2007 VACATION
2005 FROM FAR AWAY
2001 A FINE DAY
1998 DEALER
1996 BROTHERS AND SISTERS
1993 MACH DIE MUSIK LEISER

Cast

Michael - Georg Friedrich
Luis - Tristan Göbel
Leyla - Marie Leuenberger
Cecilia - Hanna Karlberg

Crew

director & scriptwriter Thomas Arslan
director of photography Reinhold Vorschneider
production design Reinhild Blaschke
editor Reinaldo Pinto Almeida
costume design Anette Guther
producers Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
co-producers Maria Ekerhovd, Svein Andersen, Kjetil Jensberg

production SCHRAMM FILM Koerner & Weber

 

Technical Data

format DCP / CinemaScope / color / 5.1
length 86 min.
language German

Bright Nights
Bright Nights

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