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At the end of the night
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At the end of the night

At the end of the night

1992

Motion Picture

88 Min

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Synopsis

Up to the day he committed his insane deed Robert Tanner never did anything to be noticed in any particular way. He was a quiet and distant man, polite to his customers and neighbours, on occasion, perhaps, a little too tens. The closer he came to the action he was to take, the more his awareness of o seemed to desert him, as if under the effect of some inner oppression.

Up to the day he committed his insane deed Robert Tanner never did anything to be noticed in any particular way. He was a quiet and distant man, polite to his customers and neighbours, on occasion, perhaps, a little too tens. The closer he came to the action he was to take, the more his awareness of o seemed to desert him, as if under the effect of some inner oppression. The tragedy took place during the night of Sunday to Monday, Robert Tanner killed his wife, and then Benny his young son. He acted with an uncommon calmness, as if he has to put his life in order. Next day, at dawn, he quietly left his little family home on the edge of the forest. On the train he met a lady, with whom he appeared to get on well. For the first time Robert Tanner was able to talk about himself easily, to feel a real interest in other people ad the outside world. But, at the sametime, as he liberated himself if these feelings which has always overwhelmed him, he progressively became aware of his appalling crime and he realized just how desperate his situation was. He wanted to justify his action in front of the world.

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Cast

Peter von Strombeck

Jessica Früh

Eva Scheurer

Peter Bollag

Rene Schönenberger 

Peter Steiner 

Manuel Heurer 

Iwan Schauwecker 

Jürgen Brügger

Crew

Director
Christoph Schaub

Producer
Christoph Schaub, Schaub Filmproduktion GmbH

Writer 
Christoph Schaub,
Martin Witz

Cinematographer 
Ciro Capellari 

Editor 
Fee Liechti 

Production Design
Karin Tissi

Production Management 
Susan Rüedlinger

Costume Design 
Dorothee Schmid      

Location Sound 
Sabine Boss,
Florian Eidenbenz 

Music Composer
Tomi Bächli    

Festivals

Director's Fortnight Cannes, France

Montreal World Film Festival, Quebec

Hof International Film Festival, Germany

Locarno International Filmfestival, Switzerland