Night Shapes (Nachtgestalten)
PART OF THE TRIBUTE TO ANDREAS DRESEN, A 20TH ANNIVERSARY RARE SCREENING OF HIS 1999 ARTHOUSE SENSATION.
Wed. October 16, 2019 6:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut, San Francisco
In Person: Andreas Dresen
111 min. Germany (1999) Digital Projection.
German w/ English subtitles
Director/Screenwriter: Andreas Dresen
Starring: Michael Gwisdek, Myriam Abbas, Dominique Horwitz, Ade Sapara, Oliver Breite, Susanne Bormann
Cinematography: Andreas Höfer Monika Schindler Cathrin Pfeifer, Rainer Rohloff
Producer: Peter Rommel
World Sales: Global Screen
Please note: This is the original German trailer. The film will be presented with English subtitles.
Winner of the 1999 German Film Award for Best Film (Silver) and the 1999 Berlinale Silver Bear for Best Actor Michael Gwisdek.
The Pope may be visiting the city, but the night is anything but heavenly for some Berlin people. Hanna is one of the city's homeless people; by chance, she happens to find DM 100 and plans to spend the money on a night in a hotel with her friend. Farmer Jochen is visiting Berlin and looking for female company. He finally lands up with Patty, a teenage prostitute. Peschke is a totally burned-out businessman on his way to pick up a foreign visitor at the airport, but fails to find him. They are all "nightbeings" - "Nachtgestalten" - in search of a little good luck, all on an amusing, but also devastating trip through Berlin in the nineties.