Nachtwanderer

Nachtwanderer

Documentary Film
Germany
2018
57 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Lennart Lenzing
Benjamin Rost
Leonhard Kaufmann
Janina Kaltenböck
Markus Rebholz, Oliver Kirschig, Lena Beck, Moritz Drath
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