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by Urs Egger


After 15 years in jail for murder, Jochen Epstein is finally going to be released. He is determined to emigrate from Germany and leave his past behind forever. But the places he once knew so well, suppressed memories, and a girlfriend he has never forgotten begin to tear down the wall the old man has built up around himself. All his troubles had begun during his last night of freedom. During a more or less accidental visit of a Christian church service, Epstein recognizes Giesser, who tortured him in concentration camp.

international title: Epstein's Night
original title: Epsteins Nacht
country: Germany, Switzerland, Austria
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Urs Egger
film run: 85'
release date: DE 07/11/2002, CH 19/12/2002
screenplay: Jens Urban
cast: Bruno Ganz, Annie Girardot, Mario Adorf, Otto Tausig, Günther Lamprecht, Nina Hoss, Josefina Vilsmaier
cinematography by: Lukas Strebel
film editing: Hans Funck
art director: Peter Manhardt
costumes designer: Birgit Hutter
music: Christoph Garcian Schubert
producer: Andreas Bareiss, Wolfgang Ramml
production: MTM Medien & Television München, Constantin Film AG, Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG, Filmhaus Films (AT)
distributor: Constantin Film, Filmcoopi (CH), Constantin Film Verleih (AT)
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