End of Night
Genre: Drama, Narrative
Produced by: Mikkel Skov, A Makropol production - in co-production with Novelab
Directed by: David Adler
Original title: Nattens ende
Lead artist: David Adler
Runtime: 49 minutes
Completed in: 2021
1943. You are sitting in a boat with Josef. He is rowing from Nazi-occupied Denmark to safety in neutral Sweden. As the boat crosses the ocean, the sea gives way to the streets and people that populate his mind. Your journey together becomes a living landscape of painful recollections from the night of his escape. As dawn draws near, you will witness the trauma of escape and the guilt of surviving – when loved ones are left behind.
End of Night is a story that probes how the choices we make in the present eventually become memories. It is a reconstruction built from emotions like regret, nostalgia and pride. I want the audience to have a personal meeting with a refugee – someone whose life is defined by memories. I worked with the story of my family, as well as the stories of escape that have shaped my native city.
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