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by Dagmar Knöpfel


The final days of the most famous Czech author, Božena Nìmcová, who in the mid-19th century dared to live a life free of social constraints. The novelist of the legendary "Grandmother", which Kafka still recommended for his sisters to read, sits down one evening in 1861, exhausted and deathly ill, on her last journey, which is also a final attempt to flee a broken marriage, and formulates in her desperation three draughts of a letter to Vojtìch Náprstek, her last friend and patron, a letter which will never reach its intended recipient...

international title: Through This Night
original title: Durch diese Nacht sehe ich keinen einzigen Stern
country: Germany, Czech Republic, France
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Dagmar Knöpfel
film run: 109'
release date: DE 17/11/2005
cast: Corinna Harfouch, Bolek Polívka, Petr Forman, Ondřej Vetchý, Anna Polívková, Táňa Fischerová, Adrian Jastraban
cinematography by: Jan Malíř
art director: Zdenék Lstiburek
music: Aleš Březina
producer: Herbert Rimbach, Alena Rimbach, Daniel Zuta, Tomáš Gabriss
production: Avista Film & Fernsehproduktion, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE France, Daniel Zuta Filmproduktion
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