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DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE

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Darwin's Nightmare is a true story. It is a tale about humans between north and south, about globalization.The main-characters are the fishermen from Lake Victoria and the pilots of rusty cargo-planes, flying from Africa's poorest countries to America and Europe. These airplanes lead us to the plot of the movie – the bizarre loading of the planes ...


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Director Hubert Sauper
Realisation Hubert Sauper
Dop Hubert Sauper, Alexander Rieder
Sound Thomas Schidt-Gentner
Editing Denise Vindevogel, Hubert Sauper
Producers Antonin Svoboda, Martin Gschlacht, Hubert Sauper, Eduard Mauriat, Hubert Toin

Production coop99, Mille et une productions, Saga Film


SELECTION FESTIVALS / AWARDS

Academy Awards Oscar 2006: Nominated for Best Documentary

Venice Film Festival 2004: Label Europa Cinemas Award
European Film Award 2004: Best Documentary
Vienna International Film Festival 2004: Vienna Film Award
Entrevues Film Festival 2004: Audience award

Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2004: Audience Award for Best foreign documentary

International Film Festival Viennale 2004: Vienna Film Prize

Fribourg International Film Festival 2005: Best documentary

Mexico City International Contemporary Film Festival 2005: Audience award Best documentary feature

Sydney Film Festival 2005: FIPRESCI Prize

Yamagata International Documentary Festival 2005: Community Cinema Award, Special Prize

Sydney Film Festival 2005: FIPRESCI - Prize
Angers European First Film Festival 2005: European Jury Award

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2006: Best documentary, 2nd place

César Award France 2006: Best First Feature


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OESTERREICHISCHER FILM BEI DER ãCESARÒ - VERLEIHUNG: HUBERT SAUPERHubert Sauper

born 1966 in Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria

+ studied film directing in universities in Vienna and France

+ documentary filmmaker best known for the highly controversial Darwin's Nightmare (2004) which was nominated for an Academy Award

+ teaches film classes in Europe and the USA

DOKU | A, F, B | 2004 | 107 minvon / by Hubert Sauper

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