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Bright Day (Heller Tag, Der)

Bright Day

Goerge has a fatal illness. He is frightened by his pending death and is alone in his fear. During the short period he still has to live, many changes happen to him. However, it is not only that he perceives the outside world in a different way, his thoughts, dreams, and memories move him more than ever before. Both hope and tragedy manifest themselves to him during his last few days.


André Nitzschke received his school-leaving certificate in 1982 and worked as a freelance writer, actor, assistant director and director for theatre in the former GDR from 1984-1988. He began studying Directing at the Academy for Film & Television (HFF) in Babelsberg and became a master student of Frank Beyer at Berlin\'s Academy of Arts in 1993. He directed the documentary Wenn man alte Baeume verpflanzt in 1987 and was author of Die Abenteuer des Hugo Wassertropfen auf der Erde for the DEFA Animation Studio. His 1991 short feature Abschied was nominated for the Student Oscar in 1992. His other films are: Was bleibt (documentary, 1990); Entfernungen (short feature, 1990); Entwurzelt - Menschen der Lausitzer Bergbauregion (TV documentary, 1992); Heller Tag (full-length feature, 1994).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1994
Director André Nitzschke
Screenplay André Nitzschke, Gabi Blauert
Cinematography Michael Doering
Haike Brauer
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Rachmaninow
Cast Bruno Ganz, Werner Dissel, Lotte Loebinger, Christian Bluemel, Sophie Loewe, Christoph Engel
Producer Joern Rettig
Production Company BOSKO BIATI Film/Berlin
Length 81 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Sound Technology Mono, Optical
Festivals Tokyo 1994 (Young Cinema Competition)

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