Wilde Nächte

wenn die Tiere erwachen

The majority of our native wildlife is nocturnal and only when we go to sleep do they appear. When the nightingale sings her love song and glowing fireflies go looking for a mate, stone martens, badgers and raccoons crawl out of their hiding places right next to us. They all satisfy their desires at night and find the best conditions here. The permanent light doesn't bother them much and often it's only their traces that bear witness to their existence when dormice enter houses, martens nibble on car cables and foxes are wreaking havoc on chicken farms. But there are also dangers lurking everywhere that are not always natural. After all, light also plays an important role at night and though the animals hardly need it, it influences their lives.

"Wilde Nächte" shows impressively that the beauty of nature can be experienced not only far away from the settlement areas in the untouched wilderness, but also at night in front of our doorsteps when the nocturnal animals awaken.

The film lacks a bit of suspense. Nevertheless, "Wilde Nächte" is a well made film: Although you can see that it is not designed for the big screen, it has a good picture quality, camera work and editing. The film is very suitable for children.

"Wilde Nächte" was chosen for the official program of the Film for the Earth Festival 2019.

Director(s): Uwe Müller
Script: Uwe Müller
Production: Capricornum Film
Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil
Year: 2018
Duration: 43 min
Our age recommendation: 6
Language (audio): German
Country of origin: Germany
Shooting Locations: Germany
Screening rights: Capricornum Film () | Arte ()

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Main topic(s): Planet Earth Children's film
Secondary topics: biodiversity neighborhoods wildlife light pollution
Mentions: Light pollution darkness raccoon stone marten blackbird dormouse nightingale lark redtail robin cuckoo bridle king fox house mouse eagle owl barn owl badger cat jay firefly St. John's beetle cross spider chickens
Topic Page(s): Films for Kids The nominated films of past Films for the Earth Festivals.


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