BROTHERS OF THE NIGHT

BRÜDER DER NACHT

By Patric CHIHA

WILDART FILM - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

Soft boys by day, kings by night. The film follows a group of young Bulgarian Roma who come to Vienna looking for freedom and a quick buck. They sell their bodies as if that’s all they had. What comforts them, so far from home, is the feeling of being together. But the nights are long and unpredicta

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& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2016
Diagonale 2016
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • AUSTRIA
    • Languages
    • GERMAN, BULGARIAN
    • Duration
    • 88 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Patric CHIHA
    • Producer(s)
    • Ebba SINZINGER (WILDart FILM), Vincent LUCASSEN (WILDart FILM)
    • Synopsis
    • In an underworld, against the backdrop of the Danube and Vienna’s skyline, live the underdogs of respectable society. Sporting their leather jackets like suits of armour, these Bulgarian Roma pose, play and seduce Marlon Brando style. They moved to Vienna in search of adventure, freedom and a quick buck, but poverty has drawn them to sell their bodies instead. Sucked into an inescapable nocturnal life, they spend their nights servicing their customers, often lonely men living in public housing. They call it 'doing business' to make a clear distinction between work and pleasure. Their curse is their good looks, but as the twilight hours draw near, their second life begins aside from their struggle to support their families and children back home. A life that belongs only to them, where they can be young and reckless. But there is a ray of comfort in their feeling of togetherness with their pals, despite being so far from home.
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