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EN: Into the Realm of the Night: The transition from day to night. It magically casts a spell over us, we glide into it like water and enjoy it: despite all its dangers, it is the night we love.

DE: Ins Reich der Nacht: Der Übergang von Tag zu Nacht. Magisch zieht sie uns in ihren Bann, wie Wasser gleiten wir hinüber und genießen es: trotz aller Gefahren, ist es die Nacht, die wir lieben.

FR: Au royaume de la nuit: Le passage du jour à la nuit. Elle nous attire comme par magie sous son charme, on glisse dessus comme de l'eau et on en profite : malgré tous les dangers, c'est la nuit qu'on aime.

BRA: A transição do dia para a noite. Ela magicamente nos enfeitiça, deslizamos nela como água e a desfrutamos: apesar de todos os seus perigos: é a noite que amamos.

Germany, 2022, regular 8mm, 5:40 Min.
Camera: Bauer 88F
Film stock: Fomapan R100
4K Transfer: Ochoypico, Madrid
Film processing: Andec Filmtechnik
Shot on location in Copenhagen, Denmark

Music: Uwe Rottluff

Vimeo (password-protected)


Digital film file (HD), 4K DCP, 16mm optical print (62m) without or with German subtitles


I have shot this experimental short film with my 65 years old regular 8mm old Bauer camera in Copenhagen, November 2021, when I was invited to a film festival. In a short break of the ongoing pandemic, the old amusement park reopened, which was a magical moment to me and I tried to capture the surreal atmosphere with my camera. All of the double exposures were done in-camera. Chemnitz-based musician Uwe Rottluff has created unique music with a Moog modular system.


15.09.2022 Indiecinema Film Festival, Rome, Italy
04.09.2022 MegaFlix Film Awards
09.07.2022 23. Dresdner Schmalfilmtage
22.06.2022 1º Pan-Cinema Experimental – Festival Internacional de Curitiba
09.06.2022 6th Ramsgate International Film & TV Festival
07.06.2022 15th Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
07.04.2022 Festival Universitaire du Film Underground
01.04.2022 Tokyo International Short Film Festival
04.03.2022 Festival di cortometraggi di Roma


2022 JURY AWARD @ 23. Dresdner Schmalfilmtage
2022 HONORABLE MENTION @ Festival del cinema di Cefalù
2022 BEST EXPERIMENTAL @ Festival di cortometraggi di Roma
2022 HONORABLE MENTION @ Tokyo International Short Film Festival


23. Dresdener Schmalfilmtage (JURY AWARD), 09.07.2022: “It is a film that grounds us in reality but then transcends the viewer into a mystic universe where music and image collide and space and time merge.”

Stefan Jung, 25.01.2022: “Atmospheric, dark and majestic. The viewer delves deep into this wonderful cinematic night.”

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© Patrick Müller


© Patrick Müller