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BRIGHT NIGHTS (Helle Nächte)

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Thomas Arslan

ORIGINAL TITLE

Helle Nächte

2017 || Germany/Norway || 86 mins || in German || Feature

WORLD SALES

The Match Factory

FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Berlin 2017 – Competition
Berlin 2017 – Winner – Best Actor for Georg Friedrich

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.

A touching father-son drama from the director of GOLD, IN THE SHADOWS and VACATION.

CAST

Georg Friedrich
Tristan Gobel