Mercy / Director: Matthias Glasner

Программа: Милосердие / режиссер Маттиас Гласнер

Director: Matthias Glasner
Script: Kim Fupz Aakeson
Camera: Jakub Bejnarowicz
Design: Claus Rudolf Amler
Music: Homesweethome
Cast: Birgit Minichmayr, Jürgen Vogel, Henry Stange, Ane Dahl Torp, Maria Bock, Stig Henrik Hoff, Iren Reppen
Producers: Andreas Born, Matthias Glasner, Kristine Knudsen, Aage Aaberge
Production: Schwarzweiss Film, Knudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Ophir Film, Neofilm, ZDF and Arte

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.

 

MATTHIAS GLASNER

Born in 1965 in Hamburg, Germany. In 1993 he founded Jack Film & Music Productions with Bernd Medek and produced Die Mediocren in 1995. He then founded Schwarzweiss Film Productions with Jurgen Vogel for future projects. His filmography includes “Sexy Sadie” (1996), “Fandango – Members Only” (1999), “The Free Will” (2005, 2 awards of IFF in Berlinas well as other prizes), “This is Love” (2008), TV films and series. “Mercy” was invited to the competition of the Berlin IFF 2012. 

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