DOK Leipzig 28 October – 3 November 2019
62nd International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

Nightwanderers


Nightwanderers




CATALOGUE TEXT
Night makes people and objects more beautiful, makes faces shine, trucks glitter, fires flicker, lights sparkle. Night exposes raw and unadorned stories. Night is the time to look at them, study them and compose them into a genre picture of German outsiders. Depicting the loneliness of an elderly gay man who can’t out himself because his brother did it first and already brought grief to their catholic family. We are waiting with a hitchhiker who makes music to pass the hours of waiting. We see stressed men playing gambling machines, simple women in shops that sell sex, outdoor fans who – for the sake of wife and daughter – are afraid of refugees, and a former female bus driver, cheerful in a wheelchair today. Sparks of life that flare up, raw, close and precise. While all the while a highway bridge is being strenuously demolished.

Saskia Walker

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Credits
Original Title: Nachtwanderer
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Language: German
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 57 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Benjamin Rost
Producer: Lennart Lenzing
Cinematographer: Leonhard Kaufmann
Editor: Janina Kaltenböck
Sound: Markus Rebholz, Oliver Kirschig, Lena Beck, Moritz Drath
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The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.