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Night Time (Nachts)

Night Time
Scene from "Night Time"

Some strange murders keep on happening in Thomas Kroemer's proximity. The evidence keeps pointing to the same perpetrators. Animal hair is found - from wolves - from werewolves?! Thomas Kroemer has other worries: he wants to become a writer and at last win the love of Alexandra who only regards him as a brotherly friend. A car crash with the moon at its fullest - Thomas Kroemer is attacked by a mysterious animal - the creature's bite transforms reality into a nightmare: Is it possible that he is a werewolf, having been infected that night? The brutal murder of his own grandmother gives Thomas Kroemer the awful certainty that he is a beast - and, as it's said that werewolves no longer know the next day what they did, he now starts searching for the real events of the last night; a search for himself. He has to catch his breath when he finally finds out the whole truth about himself and the series of murders. For reality has taken over from the nightmare and is worse than all the fantastic mythical creatures could ever be.

Peter Fratzscher was born in in 1950 and began studying German and Philosophy in Frankfurt in 1970. He then attended the Academy of Television & Film (HFF) in Munich from 1970-1974 and served as an assistant lecturer in the Film & TV Drama department from 1975-1976. In addition to directing on series like Der Fahnder, Auf Achse and Tatort, Fratzscher also worked on Reinhard Hauff\'s Knife in the Head (Messer im Kopf, 1978), Hajo Gies\' TV film Die schwuelen Tage and Dominik Graf\'s Das zweite Gesicht (1982). His own films for the cinema are Vergiss es, Asphaltnacht (1980), Panische Zeiten (co-dir. with Udo Lindenberg, 1980), André schafft sie alle (1984) and Nachts (1997). He has been working for television since, mostly for the German series Tatort.
Category Feature
Director Peter Fratzscher
Screenplay Nils-Morten Osburg
Cinematography Thomas Merker
Barbara Gies
Ali N. Askin
Cast Peter Lohmeyer, Christoph Waltz, Ulrich Mühe, Jan Josef Liefers, Marie Bäumer
Producers Herbert Rimbach, Alena Rimbach
Production Company AVISTA Film/Munich, in co-production with Roxy Film/Munich, ProSieben Productions/Munich
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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