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Austria, 2011, 90 min, HD, Creative, Society
Western standard of living, civilization, and the urge to exclude others from it are the core of Geyrhalter's latest cinematic documentary essay. Entirely shot at night, Geyrhalter takes us on a very personal journey through the Western world and the structures that guarantee our "civilized" world. Sometimes darkness can help us to see things more clearly.
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Director of photography:
Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Maria Arlamovsky, Wolfgang Widerhofer
Wolfgang Widerhofer
Lea Saby, Hjalti Bager Jonathansson, Andreas Hamza, Lenka Mikulová, Nicolas Joly, Ekkehart Baumung
World Sales:
Andrea Hock, Anne Laurent
English, French, German
Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH (Production company) Hildebrandgasse 26
A-1180 Vienna, Austria
+43 140 30 162
+43 140 30 162
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1070 Vienna, Austria
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Doc Launch 2010 East Silver 2011East Silver Caravan Silver Eye nominee
Best Artistic Editing of a Documentary Film - Diagonale 2011, Austria
Visions du Réel 2011, Switzerland
Hot Docs 2011, Toronto, Canada
The Millennium Award, The Canon Cinematography Award, Honorable Mention - 8. Planete Doc Film Festival 2011, Poland
International Documentary Film Festival Munich 2011, Germany
33rd Moscow International Film Festival 2011, Russia
Cinequest 2012, USA
Docudays UA 2012, Ukraine
Austrian Film Award 2012- Best Document, Austria
Grand Prix- special mention - Split Film Festival 2011, Croatia
Das Filmfest 2011, Czech Republic
IDFA 2011 (Docs for Sale), The Netherlands
Isola Cinema Festival 2011, Slovenia
Sarajevo International Film Festival 2011, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Dokufest Prizren 2011, Kosovo
Fünf Seen Film Festival 2011, Germany
ZagrebDOx 2011, Croatia
Milano Film Festival 2011, Italy
Duisburger Filmwoche 2011, Germany
IFF Bratislava 2011, Slovak Republic
Documentary Fortnight 2012: MoMA's International Festival of Nonfiction Film and Media 2012, USA
True/False Film Festival 2012, USA
Moscow International Film Festival 2011, Russia
Doxa Documentary, Film and Video Festival 2012, Canada
Docaviv 2012, Israel
Trento Film Festival 2014, Italy
International Documentary Film Festival DOCVILLE 2014, Belgium
ORF, ZDF, 3sat, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien

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