Night of a 1000 Hours

Feature Film / Luxembourg/Austria/Netherlands / 92 min / Colour / Digital

World Premiere: Busan International Film Festival 2016











:: Stills

:: Synopsis

One night, one murder - A forbidden passion and a big family secret.

As the members of the Ullich family gather at their palace in Vienna, their deceased ancestors suddenly appear and usher in a series of unforeseen events. Not only does the past unexpectedly become the present, criminal machinations are also revealed to be at work in a world in which ethics have been discarded and profit seems to be the main goal. On this journey through different eras, the young entrepreneur Philip Ullich and his newly alive great-aunt Renate fall for each other. While Philip battles his cousin for control of the family business, the ancestors reveal the true origins of the Ullich fortune. In this struggle it all comes down to who can be trusted in this web of lies, secrets and love affairs. It's a world where even death doesn't mean the end.

:: Credits

Written & directed by Virgil Widrich
Camera Christian Berger
Production design Christina Schaffer
Costume designer Alette Kraan
Make-Up Katja Reinert
Editing Pia Dumont
Music Siegfried Friedrich
Sound Recordist Carlo Thoss
Sound editing Nicolas Tran Trong
Sound Mixing Michel Schillings
Supervising digital art director Oleg Prodeus
VFX Supervisors Hans van Helden, Rick Sander
Color grading Kurt Hennrich
Casting Lisa Oláh
Dramaturgical consultant Jean-Claude Carrière, Louise Gough
Production manager Joe Kotroczo
Postproduction manager Martin Repka
Executive Producers André Fetzer, Sabine Gruber
With Laurence Rupp, Amira Casar, Barbara Petritsch, Elisabeth Rath, Linde Prelog, Johann Adam Oest, Lukas Miko, Luc Feit, Josiane Peiffer, Claire Johnston, Udo Samel, Brigitte Urhausen, Pierre Bodry, Al Ginter, Gilles Soeder, Frederic Frenay, Jean-Paul Raths
Project development in cooperation with Virgil Widrich Film
Supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, Österreischisches Film Institut, FISA, ORF, FFW, Land Salzburg, Stadt Salzburg, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Business Location Südtirol, MIBAC Roma, Eurimages, Media, ALGOA Slate Fund, Sources
Producers Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck
Co-Producers Hanneke Niens, Hans de Wolf, Arash T. Riahi, Raphael Barth
Co-Production Key Film, Golden Girls Filmproduktion
Production AMOUR FOU Luxembourg, AMOUR FOU Vienna
World Sales Picture Tree International
Distribution Austria Thim Film
Distribution Belgium & The Netherlands September Film

:: Awards & Nominations

Nomination for Best Feature Film from a Coproduction @ Letzebuerger Filmpräis 2018

Nomination for Best Creative Contribution Feature Film or Documentary - Editing by Pia Dumont @ Letzebuerger Filmpräis 2018

Nomination for Best Creative Contribution Feature Film or Documentary - Production Design by Christina Schaffer @ Letzebuerger Filmpräis 2018

Flash Forward Audience Award @ Busan International Film Festival

Nomination for Best Screenplay @ Austrian Film Awards

Nomination Best Costumes @ Austrian Film Awards 

Nomination for Tiantan Award @ Beijing International Film Festival

:: Festivals

Busan International Film Festival, South Korea - October 2016

Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland - October 2016

Chicago International Film Festival, USA - October 2016

Ventara Sur, Argentinia - November 2016

Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken / opening film, Germany - January 2017

International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands - January 2017

Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, Germany - January 2017

Fantasporto - Oporto International Filmfestival, Portugal - February 2017

Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg - March 2017

LET'S CEE Film Festival Wien, Austria - March 2017

Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film, Austria - March/April 2017

Esslinger Krimitage, Germany - April 2017

Curaçao International Film Festival, Curaçao - April 2017

Bolzano Film Festival, Italy - April 2017

Taipei Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival, Taiwan - April 2017

Beijing International Film Festival, China - April 2017

Austrian Film Festival, Russia - April 2017

Bari International Film Festival, Italy - April 2017

European Film Festival, Serbia - May/June 2017

Transilvania International Film Festival, Transylvania - June 2017

Shanghai International Film Festival, China - June 2017

Sotto le stelle dell'Austria Film Festival (Austrian Cultural Forum Rome), Italy - July 2017

Bucheon International Film Festival, South Korea - July 2017

Split Film Festival, Croatia - September 2017

Manaki Brothers Film Festival, USA - September 2017

Film|Neu Film Festival Washington, USA - November 2017

European Union Film Festival, Canada - December 2017

Clair Obscur Travelling Film Festival Rennes, France - February 2018