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2012 | 132 min | Narrative Feature
Directed by: Matthias GlasnerGermany, Norway
Cast & Credits
Producers: Kristine Knudsen, Andres Born
Cast: Jürgen Vogel, Birgit Minichmayr, Henry Stange, Ane Dahl Torp, Maria Bock, Stig Henrick Hoff, Iren Reppen
Maria and Markus move with their son from Germany to the remote town of Hammerfest, Norway. Here, they must endure two winter months of daylong darkness known as polar nights just as the promise of this desolate and unbearably beautiful place is replaced with martial tension and resentment. One night, Maria hits something with her car. Soon, the couple must confront the horror and guilt of their actions and the crumbling façade of their marriage. Stunningly photographed at the edge of the world, featuring incredible central performances, MERCY will leave you breathless.
About the Director
In 1993, Matthias Glasner, a musician in the band Home Sweet Home, founded the Hamburg-based company Jack Film and Music Production. Jürgen Vogel participated in Glasner’s films DIE MEDIOCREN (Berlinale Panorama 1995), SEXY SADIE (1996) and DER FREIE WILLE (Berlinale Competition 2006) as producer and lead actor. With Vogel and Lars Kraume, Glasner founded the production company Badlands Film. His most recent outing was with his drama THIS IS LOVE.
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