30.09. - 09.10.2021

Mercy Norway, Germany 2012 | 131 min | OV | Colour | FF 2012

Matthias Glasner

MATTHIAS GLASNER (*1965) is one of the most creative talents in German cinema and TV. He works as an author, director, actor, producer and musician.

rated for 0 + years
Hammerfest is a Norwegian city on the Arctic Ocean. In winter, life alternates between pitch-black night and endless twilight.A German couple (Birgit Minichmayr, Jürgen Vogel) and their son live here: Nils is an engineer on a gas liquification plant, Maria a nurse in a hospice. They've adapted well to the occasionally unreal world of night shadows. One day, Maria runs over someone or something.Feeling unable to deal with the situation, she races home in panic. As matters develop, existential questions arise. Can one live without mercy and forgiveness?An ensemble melodrama with impressive cinematography.
Original title: Gnade
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Matthias Glasner
Screenplay: Kim Fupz Aakeson
Cast: Jürgen Vogel, Birgit Minichmayr, Henry Stange, Ane Dahl Torp, Maria Bock
Producer: Kristine Knudsen, Matthias Glasner, Andreas Born; Aage Aaberge; Daniel Blum (ZDF); Anne Even (arte)
Director of Photography: Jakub Bejnarowicz
Music: Home Sweet Home
Production Design: Sabine Keller
Editor: Heike Gnida
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Alamode Filmdistribution OHG
World Sales: Beta Cinema
Production: Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion; Ophir Film- und Fernsehproduktion; Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur; Neofilm AS; Bekkestua; ZDF; arte


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