The Visit

A film by Michael Madsen

DK/A/IRL/FIN/NOR 2015, RED 4K / DCP, Cinemascope (1:2,66), 83 Min.

Synopsis

 

A Documentary from Outer Space

 

THE VISIT is a documentary with comedy elements, and a philosophical exploration of our fear of strangers through the ultimate threat to our self-image: The discovery of Alien Intelligent Life.

 

In Vienna lies the UN-city, with its late 1970’s architecture and its extra-territorial status not unlike a giant spacecraft that has landed in the middle of the civilized world. Inside this impressive institution representing our belief in humanity, resides the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs – the OOSA.

 

THE VISIT opens with a close-up of an animal. It instinctively reacts to something unknown. Inside the OOSA, a phone rings. Deputy Director-General, astro-physicist, Dr. Mazlan Othman, is informed that an alien has arrived...  

 

Credits

 

Director and Script: 

Michael Madsen

 

Photography:

Heikki Färm

 

Editing:

Stefan Sundlöf

Nathan Nugent

 

Sound design:

Peter Albrechtsen

 

Sound Artist:

Øivind Weingaarde

 

Phantom Camera Operator: 

Stefan Maitz

Eva Mittermüller

 

Production Manager:

Flavio Marchetti

  

Producer: 

Lise Lense-Møller

 

Coproducers:

Michael Kitzberger

Wolfgang Widerhofer

Nikolaus Geyrhalter

Markus Glaser

Andrew Freedman

Sami Jahnukainen

Carsten Aanonsen

 

Production:

Magic Hour Films, Denmark

NGF - Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH, Austria

Venom Films, Ireland

Mouka Filmi, Finland

Indie Film, Norway

 

With support of:

Österreichisches Filminstitut 

Filmfonds Wien

FISA - Filmstandort Austria

Land Niederösterreich

 

Danish Film Institute

Nordisk Film & TV Fond

The Irish Film Board

Section 481

Screen Scene

The Finnish Film Foundation

Norwegian Film Institute

MEDIA – slate funding

 

TV-Sender:

DR3

VPRO

SVT

YLE

 

 

Downloads

 

 

Please be aware that these photos are available exclusively for work associated with the film, duplication for use elsewhere is prohibited without express permission.

© Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH

Dates

09.10.2015

Cinema Release in Austria

22.01.2015

Festivals: Sundance Film Festival a.o.

Festivals

Sundance Film Festival (2015)
Visions du Réel, Nyon (2015)
Crossing Europe Filmfestival, Linz (2015)
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with support of

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Production

Magic Hour Films
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Venom Films
Mouka Filmi
Indie Film