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ONE MINUTE OF DARKNESS (THREE LIVES)

by Christoph Hochhäusler

synopsis

In the summer of 2006, film directors Dominik Graf, Christian Petzold and Christoph Hochhäusler began corresponding with each other on the subjects of film aesthetics, the Berlin School, Germany and the film genre (their correspondence was published in German film magazine "Revolver"). Two years later they decided to continue this theoretical discussion with a joint film project: three individual stories revolving around the same “fait divers”: the escape of a convicted criminal from police custody. Graf’s Komm mir nicht nach tells the story of a police psychologist who meets old acquaintances while investigating a case. In Petzold’s Etwas Besseres als den Tod a young man doing alternative national service experiences a love story without a future. And in Christoph Hochhäusler’s Eine Minute Dunkel an indefatigable policeman hunting the escaped prisoner begins to doubt false certainties. Three films, three styles, three exciting approaches, variations, analyses.

international title: One Minute of Darkness (Three Lives)
original title: Dreileben - Eine Minute Dunkel
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Christoph Hochhäusler
film run: 90'
screenplay: Christoph Hochhäusler, Peer Klehmet
cast: Stefan Kurt, Eberhard Kirchberg, Immogen Kogge, Holger Doellmann, Timo Jacobs, Joan Pascu, Paraschiva Dragus, Isabel Bongard, Luna Mijović, Jacob Matschenz
cinematography by: Reinhold Vorschneider
film editing: Stefan Stabenow
art director: Renate Schmaderer
costumes designer: Renate Schmaderer
producer: Bettina Brokemper
production: Heimatfilm, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk
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