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Through this Night (Durch diese Nacht sehe ich keinen einzigen Stern)

Through this Night
Scene from "Through this Night" (photo © AVISTA Film)

Through this Night follows the last days of a writer – Bozena Nemcová – who dared to live her life freely, and that in the 19th century. She fights for love, for her family and for her life. And as long as she writes, she has the power and the will to live.

Truth, hallucination, dreams and memories entangle to create a unique film reality.


Dagmar Knoepfel was born in Heilbronn in 1956 and studied History of Art, Archaeology and Sociology in Munich. After graduating with a Master's degree, she studied at the Academy of Television & Film (HFF) in Munich. She made a total of six shorts there, most of them being literary adaptations, and she then worked as an assistant director, film editor, and author for Bavarian Television. After study visits to India and Italy, she received an artist's grant for Venice in 1991 and made her first feature film Brigitta in 1994, followed by Requiem for a Romantic Woman (Requiem für eine romantische Frau) in 1998 and Through This Night (Durch diese Nacht sehe ich keinen einzigen Stern, 2005).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Dagmar Knoepfel
Screenplay Dagmar Knoepfel
Cinematography Jan Malir
Christian Lonk
Ales Brezina
Zdenek Lstiburek
Cast Ondreý Vetchý, Petr Forman, Boleslav Polivka, Corinna Harfouch, Anna Polivková
Producers Herbert Rimbach, Alena Rimbach
Production Company AVISTA Film/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Daniel Zuta Filmproduktion/Frankfurt
Length 109 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Montreal World 2005
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM, Kulturelle Filmfoerderung Hessen
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

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