THE NIGHTMARE (DER NACHTMAHR)

by AKIZ

Tina is 17 years old and seemingly has everything a girl her age could wish for. But one night after an intense party, she begins having severe nightmares. From this point forward she is haunted daily by a profoundly hideous creature. Her parents do not believe her story.

 

The only one with whom she talks about her fears is her psychiatrist. He encourages her to get in touch with the creature. At first Tina refuses to, but after she overhears her parents’ plans to put her in a mental hospital, she overcomes her fear and begins talking to creature.

 

To her surprise, Tina discovers that the creature actually exists as a personification of her fears, and that it perceives the same emotions and sensations as she does. Out of fear of being taken for a freak by her friends and family, she hides the creature in her room. And as

time goes by she loses her disgust of him. A trusting relationship develops between Tina and creature - much like with a wild animal found abandoned in the wilderness - and by dealing with the creature Tina learns more about her true self. However, before long, her parents and eventually her friends discover the creature with their own eyes…

 

 

 

  • FILM INFO

    Year: 2015

    Country: Germany

    Runtime:88 mins

    Color: Color

    Language: German

    Subtitles: English

     

    CREW

    Producers

    Amir Hamz

    Christian Springer

    Simon Rühlemann

    Director

    AKIZ

    Director of Photography :

    Clemens Baumeister

    Editing:

    AKIZ

    Philipp Virus

    Anna-Kristin Nekarda

    Sound recording:

    Leo Brunnsteiner

    Manfred Mvié Bauche

    Sound Design:

    Colin Greenwood

    Matthew Herbert

    Sound mix:

    Thomas Diesel

    Benjamin Gruber

     

     

    CAST

    Carolyn Genzkow

    Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknecht

    Alexander Scheer

    Kim Gordon

    Sina Tkotsch

  • REVIEWS

    "The director AKIZ has mixed black romance, comic as well as horror elements to give shape

    to Tina’s fears. […] AKIZ has not made a typical coming-of-age story, [...], with a great

    soundtrack and very good looking girls.” -- (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

     

    "DER NACHTMAHR" is bound to be one of the most assaulting teasers you will see [...]. With

    a barrage of striking images set against a soundtrack designed to make your heart race, it

    hints at a sensory experience that will only serve to be more terrifying and bizarre when seen

    on the big screen.“ -- (Indiewire)

     

    "A beautiful film which has already received much international attention, and for which

    festivals will surely battle.” -- (Christoph Gröner, Section “New German Cinema”/ Filmfest

    Munich)

     

    "DER NACHTMAHR" is an exceptionally well-done and good looking first film, intelligently

    constructed, beautifully featured, shot in short mostly dark takes, underlayed with a fast

    beating soundtrack.“ -- (Fipresci)

     

     

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