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Darkness Experiment, The (Irrlichter)

Darkness Experiment, The

A reality TV feature suddenly becomes mortal danger: A young man is to undergo three weeks of survival training for scientific purposes in a labyrinthine cave system. A star TV presenter runs daily reports on this experiment as a highlight of her live broadcasts for television. Suddenly, contrary to all weather forecasts, a major storm breaks and floods the cave. All links with the outside world are cut off. The young journalist and the man, who initially couldn't stand each other, are the only survivors. They work together to struggle their way back to daylight.
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Cristoph Kuehn
Screenplay Meier Carlo, Cristoph Kuehn
Cinematography Peter Indergand
Birgit Klingl
Alex Kirschner
Cast Barbara Auer, Tobias Langhoff, Adolph Spalinger
Producer Andreas Pfaeffli
Production Companies Dor Film, Ventura Film/Meride, Cinecas Filmproduktion, Geiselgasteig, in co-production with ZDF, ORF/Vienna, SRF/Zurich
Runtime 91 min
Format 35 mm, color
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Eurimages, Eidgenoessisches Departement des Innern, Bundesamt fuer Kultur, Oesterreichisches Filminstitut