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MIDSUMMER MADNESS

by Alexander Hahn

synopsis

In Latvia during the shortest night of the year, the St. John's Night, a traditional celebration during which family and friends gather to build bonfires, barbecue, drink and generally have a good time. According to legend, lovers and those who would like to fall in love, can search the woods for the "magic fern" on this night. This magic fern serves as the focus and pivotal point of the six stories in "Midsummer Madness".

international title: Midsummer Madness
original title: Janu Nakts
country: Latvia, Austria, United Kingdom
sales agent: EastWest Filmdistribution
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Alexander Hahn
film run: 90'
release date: AT 12/10/2007, LV 09/11/2007
cast: Gundars Abolins, Maria De Medeiros, Tobias Moretti, Dominique Pinon, Orlando Wells, Chulpan Khamatova
cinematography by: Jerzy Palacz
film editing: Justin Krish
art director: Ieva Romanova
costumes designer: Thomas Oláh
music: Boris Resnik
producer: Markus Fischer, Steve Walsh, Guntis Trekteris
production: Fischer Film GmbH, Steve Walsh Productions, Kaupo Filma
backing: Austrian Film Institute, Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Film Fund, State of Upper Austria (AT), National Film Centre of Latvia (LV) Ingenious Media, Eurimages
distributor: Constantin Film Verleih
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