EXCLUSIVE: Here’s an intriguing first trailer for Berlin Film Festival comedy-drama O Beautiful Night, which is produced by Toni Erdmann and Western outfit Komplizen Film and sold at the EFM by key European arthouse firm The Match Factory.
Xaver Böhm’s fun-looking feature debut, whose trailer has hints of Jim Jarmusch and Aki Kaurismäki, follows angsty character Juri. Although he’s young, Juri lives in constant fear of dying. Nightly panic attacks for him are routine, but one night he meets a dark figure who claims to be Death incarnate. So begins a bizarro Faustian trip together through the night, during which Juri meets Nina and falls in love with her. But come dawn, one of them must die. Böhm scripts the German-language pic with Ariana Berndl.
Starring are Noah Saavedra (Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden), Marko Mandic and Vanessa Loibl. Producers are Toni Erdmann writer-director Maren Ade and Toni Erdmann producers Janine Jackowski and Jonas Dornbach. NFP has the film for Germany in a deal done with the producers. The film debuts this week in Berlin’s Panorama strand.
The Match Factory handled Komplizen’s Oscar-nominated comedy-drama Toni Erdmann, which was a big hit at Cannes in 2016.