THE GREAT NIGHT ( VELIKA NOČ )
Petr Hátle / Czech Republic / 2013 / 72 min

SINOPSIS


Polnoč je minila. Mesto utihne in iz teme se pojavijo bledo sive sence, ki se igrajo v utripajoči svetlobi. To so posebneži, ljudje, ki jih nihče ne išče in ne pogreša. Podnevi spijo in ponoči se potikajo naokrog. Njihove nočne avanture čedalje bolj zaznamujejo kriminal in droge, ki še dodatno poslabšujejo njihovo nespečnost. Ta vizualno osupljiv dokumentarec prikazuje pristne portrete ljudi, ki predstavljajo nočno realnost na praških ulicah. S tem filmom je režiser Petr Hátle leta 2013 osvojil nagrado za najboljši češki dokumentarni film na Festivalu Jihlava.

SYNOPSIS


It’s after midnight. The city falls into silence and from the darkness pale shadows emerge to play in the flickering light. They are misfits, people who no one seeks and no one misses. By day they sleep and by night they roam. Their nocturnal adventures are increasingly filled with crime and drugs, aggravating their insomnia even further. This visually stunning documentary captures the authentic portraits of people who make up the reality of the night on the streets of Prague. With this film, director Petr Hátle won the Best Czech Documentary Film Award at the Jihlava Festival in 2013. 

A documentary study of urban night life and insomnia. Following several characters who inhabit the dark world of 24-hour bars, slot machine dives, night clubs and casinos, this film offers a glimpse into the lives of people who seem to love the eternal night. Driven by insomnia, escapism, odd friendships, night adventures, but also criminal underworld and drug addiction, they spend their time in “bunkers”. By using meth and other stimulants, their insomnia and paranoia are only getting worse. An unusual portrait of a subculture that pursues its own values and moral code.