Day And Night (dag Og Nat)
Independent Films, Film Profiles
A Nordic update of Abbas Kiarostami’s Taste of Cherry, this film from Simon Staho narrows in on the moral and social issues of suicide by focusing on one man, one day and one car. Filmed entirely within an automobile, this Dogme-like work (produced by Lars Von Trier’s company) follows a man on one day of his life—a day he has decided will be his last. A powerhouse Swedish cast fuels this riveting examination of the traps inherent in living one’s life through possessions rather than people. Mikael Persbrandt gives a career-defining performance.
Year of Production: 2004
- Simon Staho
- Anne Katrine Andersen
- Mikael Persbrandt, Sam Kessel, Maria Bonnevie, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre, Hans Alfredson, Pernilla August, Fares Fares, Marie Göranzon, Tuva Novotny, Erland Josephson