The Night of all Nights

a film by Yasemin Samdereli, Nesrin Samdereli

The Night of all Nights

Germany | 2017 | 96:00 min

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90 min. and 52 min. versions available
The film of Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli portrays five couples from Germany, Turkey, India, USA and Brazil. All of them have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary together. Married couples who “made it” and accomplished something that today seems almost impossible: Staying together for a lifetime, in good times and in bad. When these people were “young” many rules of etiquette still existed that strongly dictated how “respectable” men and women were meant to behave. “Male and female” role models were clearly defined and breaking from the mold was hardly possible. While different in every society, the “rules” of proposing to a woman were often similarly “strict”. It was not possible to “just meet up”. Holding hands was considered scandalous. The wedding night was for most couples at that time the first sexual encounter with each other.
Our light-hearted and humorous Documentary goes deeply into the secrets of partnership and love. How can couples manage to stay together for a lifetime, when they hardly knew each other in the first place. What can we learn from them in a time where Facebook tells us almost everything from each other, even before the first date?
We also step back into those strange era, when our protagonist were young and when man and woman met and married almost anonymously. Award winning animation artist Izabela Plucinska will bring these times back to us thorugh her fantastic animations.
Bavarian Film Award Best Documentary 2018
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2018
Cast and Crew
  • Director Yasemin Samdereli, Nesrin Samdereli
  • Producer Arne Birkenstock
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