By Matthias GLASNER

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Drama - Completed 2012

An emigrant family wants to make a new start on the coast of the Arctic Sea. Instead, a terrible accident calls everything into question. What role does guilt play in our happiness?

& Awards

Tromso IFF 2013
Competition Program
    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 132 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Matthias GLASNER
    • Writer(s)
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/6C91-B669-117C-9C48-A20C-G
    • Producer(s)
    • Kristine KNUDSEN (Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur), Matthias GLASNER (Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion), Andreas BORN (Ophir Film)
    • Synopsis
    • Polar night at the edge of the Arctic Sea – for two months the sun doesn’t rise above the horizon. In a magical twilight, amidst snow and ice, a family of German expatriates hopes for a new beginning: Niels, Maria and son Markus. But soon after they arrive, Niels and Maria sense that their new surroundings will not be able to save their withering relationship. Niels throws himself into his work as an engineer – and into an affair. Maria does overtime at the hospice, and Markus struggles with puberty and his new fellow students. But then one night a terrible accident occurs that changes everything. The coldness in their hearts subsides and, miraculously, the tragedy becomes a turning point for all three family members: the secret shared by Maria and Niels forces them to confront their lives – and leads them on the path towards redemption and mercy.