Still from "Night of a 1000 Hours", Amira Casar. Camera: Christian Berger
Still from "Night of a 1000 Hours". Camera: Christian Berger
Still from "Night of a 1000 Hours", Amira Casar. Camera: Christian Berger
Still from "Night of a 1000 Hours", Amira Casar, Laurence Rupp. Camera: Christian Berger
Still from "Night of a 1000 Hours", Lukas Miko. Camera: Christian Berger
Still from "Night of a 1000 Hours", Laurence Rupp. Camera: Christian Berger
Still from "Night of a 1000 Hours", Lukas Miko, Laurence Rupp. Camera: Christian Berger
Virgil Widrich on the set of "Night of a 1000 Hours", 2015. Photo: Ricardo Vaz Palma
"Night of a 1000 Hours", test shooting in November 2014 in Utrecht.
"Night of a 1000 Hours", test shooting in October 2014 in Utrecht.
"Night of a 1000 Hours", Jean-Claude Carrière and Virgil Widrich in Paris, October 2011.
Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu and Virgil Widrich at Busan International Film Festival on October 9th, 2016, photo: Anuj Madan

Night of a 1000 Hours

Lux/A/NL 2016, feature film, DCP, 1:2,39, Dolby Digital
Length: 92 min.

When the ambitious Philip takes over the running of the family business from his father, he finds himself confronted by the mysterious reappearance of his dead ancestors. In the course of a long night, during which there are a murder, an illicit love affair and a game with false identities, Philip uncovers a closely guarded family secret.

Winner of "Flash Forward Audience Award" at Busan International Film Festival 2016!

Trailer: German version and international version.
Production: Amour Fou Vienna/Luxembourg, KeyFilm Amsterdam, Golden Girls
Writer & director: Virgil Widrich
Producers: Bady Minck, Alexander Ivanceanu, Hanneke Niens, Hans de Wolf, Arash T. Riahi, Raphael Barth
Script consultant: Jean-Claude Carrière
DOP: Christian Berger
Production Design: Christina Schaffer
Editing: Pia Dumont
Music: Siegfried Friedrich
Costume design: Alette Kraan
Cast: Laurence Rupp, Amira Casar, Udo Samel, Johann Adam Oest, Elisabeth Rath, Luc Feit, Josiane Peiffer, Linde Prelog, Barbara Petritsch, Claire Johnston, Lukas Miko, Brigitte Urhausen
Project development in cooperation with Virgil Widrich Film
Supported by Film Fund Luxembourg, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmstandort Austria, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, Filmfonds Wien, Land Salzburg, Stadt Salzburg, Netherlands Film Fund, Netherlands Film Production Incentive, IDM Südtirol, MIBAC Roma, Eurimages, Media, ALGOA, Sources
World sales: Picture Tree International

Events, film screenings: 43

29. March 2017
Lecture: "The smallest common denominator in the largest machine in the world – Explorations in the 'Large Hadron Collider' of CERN", 29.3.2017, 13:00.
Rotary Wien-Süd, Hotel Bristol, Kärntner Ring 1, 1010 Vienna
18. November 2016
Innsbruck premiere "Night of a 1000 Hours" at Leokino on 18.11.2016 at 20:00 in the presence of Christian Berger and Virgil Widrich.
17. November 2016
Graz premiere "Night of a 1000 Hours" at Schubert Kino on 17.11.2016 at 20:00 in the presence of Virgil Widrich.
16. November 2016
Salzburg premiere "Night of a 1000 Hours" at Mozartkino on 16.11.2016 at 20:00 in the presence of Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu (producer) and Virgil Widrich.
15. November 2016
Vienna premiere "Night of a 1000 Hours" at Gartenbaukino on 15.11.2016 at 20:30 in the presence of Virgil Widrich and Christian Berger, and members of the cast, Laurence Rupp, Amira Casar, Barbara Petritsch, Elisabeth Rath, Linde Prelog, Johann Adam Oest, Lukas Miko and Udo Samel.
13. June 2016
Lecture: Projection and Reality – a look behind the projected scenes of the film production "Night of a 1000 Hours", 13.06.2016, 19:00.
RC Wien-Oper, Hotel Bristol, Kärntner Ring 1, 1010 Vienna
25. May 2016
Completion of "Night of a 1000 Hours" after a total of 9 years work on 25.5.2016.
01. November 2015
Additional sound recordings in the parental home of Virgil Widrich, Mönchsberg 17, 5020 Salzburg.
11. September 2015
Reshoot of the shadows at Juraczka, Eyzinggasse 23, 1110 Vienna.
02. September 2015
Lecture: Projection and Reality – a look behind the projected scenes of the film production "Night of a 1000 Hours", 2.9.2015, 13:00.
Rotary Wien-Süd, Hotel Bristol, Kärntner Ring 1, 1010 Vienna
18. August 2015
Colour correction starts with Christian Berger and Kurt Hennrich on a first rough cut.
17. March 2015
Pia Dumont starts with the editing which will last over a year in Luxembourg and Vienna.
16. January 2015 – 28. May 2015
January to March: preproduction, 17.3.2015 to 28.5.2015: main shooting of the feature film "Night of a 1000 Hours" in Vienna, Luxembourg and Italy.
15. January 2015
First day of filming "Night of a 1000 Hours" in Vienna. On the Naschmarkt facades of houses are picked up from a crane for 24 hours in changing light.
10. January 2015 – 06. March 2015
Rehersals with the actors in Vienna.
26. November 2014 – 27. November 2014
A second technical test involving rear projections takes place from 26. to 27.11.2014 in Utrecht.
06. October 2014
Pre-production of the feature film "Night of a 1000 Hours". A first technical test involving rear projections takes place on 6.10.2014 in Utrecht.
10. October 2013
Test shooting with Christian Berger for "Night of a 1000 Hours", company Juraczka, Eyzinggasse 23, 1110 Vienna.
02. June 2013 – 09. June 2013
June 2nd to 9th, participation in the workshop "Light Days/Light Nights" by DOP Christian Berger in Ilovic, Croatia.
10. January 2013 – 15. March 2013
Pre-production of the film "Night of a 1000 Hours" in Vienna and Luxembourg.
26. November 2011 – 11. March 2012
Working with Jean-Claude Carrière as dramaturgical consultant in Paris on the revision of the screenplay for "Night of a 1000 Hours".
23. June 2011
First meeting with Jean-Claude Carrière on the drive from Vienna to Teplice. Beginning of his work as dramaturgical consultant for "Night of a 1000 Hours".
30. January 2011 – 02. February 2011
Selected from around 400 submitted projects, in January "Night of a 1000 Hours",  is presented at CineMart 2011 in Rotterdam.
01. October 2008
Filmfonds Wien, Österreichisches Filminstitut and Filmfund Luxembourg fund the project development of "Die Nacht der 1000 Stunden" ("Night of a 1000 Hours").
15. January 2007
After many years of collecting ideas, work starts on the feature-film screenplay with the title "Die Nacht der 1000 Stunden" ("Night of a 1000 Hours"). Working title: "The Revolution".