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Alpine Documentation
„A sleepless night“

A sleepless night

Samuel Tilman (Belgien) - 20 min

Friday, 11. Nov. 2011 from 14:30 Steiermarksaal       

As night falls, a group of mountain climbers is trapped outside by a violent storm. A rescue crew is sent out to search for them. In the meantime, the only person the group can contact is Serge, a mountain rescue policeman who tries to reassure them over the phone and help them fight off the cold. But the storm is raging and Serge gradually realises that maybe not all mountaineers will make it through the night…


Nomination 2011

Kamera Alpin in Gold 2011

An alpine drama is reduced to a telephone call. Emotions are heightened by the absence of the victim who is revealed in death. The film, enacted in an intimate place, is reduced to the essential and staged with precision. The film’s topic is not showing the heroes on the mountain but the heroes who enable mountaineers to return safely – the rescuers.