A film poem about a continent at night, a culture that is at once dawning and highly tense, an "Occident" that sees itself - often somewhat self-obsessed - as the pinnacle of human civilization and at the same time proliferates very pragmatically as a service society: Nikolaus Geyrhalter looks around at a paradise where protecting is understood in very different ways. Night work versus oblivious evening distraction, birth and death, questions awaiting answers in the half-light, confusion of languages, news routines and political negotiations - all this captured in images of great detail.
"About the fortress of Europe one reads and one knows, but when one has actually seen it, one feels differently." NIKOLAUS GEYRHALTER
Wolfgang Widerhofer, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Maria Arlamovsky
Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer, Markus Glaser
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: Lucy Ashton, Patricia Rütten-Fuster