Vienna before Nightfall Austria, Germany, France 2016 | 73 min | OV with german s.t. | Colour and B&W | FF 2016
Robert BoberRobert Bober (*1931 in Berlin) has won several awards as a novelist. He was assistant director to François Truffaut on films such as Les Quatre Cents Coups (1959) and Jules et Jim (1962) and has made several documentaries about the consequences of the Holocaust.
rated for 0 + yearsA journey back in time to Vienna 100 years ago at the end of the Hapsburg monarchy through to the Austrian Anschluss with Nazi Germany. At the time, Vienna was Europe's cultural capital and home to a sizeable Jewish community. The film reconstructs the spiritual metropolis through the biographies of Jewish intellectuals living and working there during the period: Stefan Zweig, Arthur Schnitzler, Sigmund Freud and others. The film is also a piece of family history: Robert Bober's great-grandfather, who ended up in Viennain 1904 after a failed attempt to emigrate to the USA, spent the rest of his life there. He died in 1929, two years before the director was born. Vienna vor der Nacht is a film essay, apoetic and very personal confrontation with the city and its Jewish life before World War II.
Orig. Title: Vienne avant la nuit
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: French
Director: Robert Bober
Screenplay: Robert Bober
Producer: Estelle Fialon, Michael Eckelt, Gabriele Kranzelbinder
Sprachfassung: OV with german s.t.
Music: Denis Cuniot, Yom
Camera: Giovanni Donfrancesco
Set Designer: Hélène Ustaze (Requisite)
Cutter: Catherine Zins
Redaktion: Ulrike Dotzer (NDR)
German Distributor: Edition Salzgeber
Production: Riva Filmproduktion; Les Films du Poisson; KGP Kranzelbinder Gabriele Production
contact: Paulina Toenne, Riva Filmproduktion: email@example.com