Alois Nebel

It is the end of summer 1989. Alois Nebel works as a train dispatcher at a small railway station in the Sudetenland, a mountainous region on the Czechoslovak border. He is a loner who prefers old timetables to people, and he finds the loneliness of the station tranquil - except when the fog rolls in. Then he hallucinates, seeing ghosts and shadows from the dark past of this region, where after WWII harsh revenge was exacted on the German population. Alois cannot get rid of these nightmares and with the help of the railway worker Wachek, he eventually ends up in a sanatorium. After a while Alois gets better and leaves the sanatorium, but things have changed outside.

Director's Biography
Tomáš Luňák, born 1974 in Zlín, Czech Republic. He studied animation directing at the Zlín Film School and Prague Film School FAMU. Since graduating he has directed a number of music videos and promotional films. ALOIS NEBEL is his feature film debut and was screened at Venice and Toronto International Film Festival 2011. // Films (Selected): ŠEPOT (The Whisper, 1995, short), EXPEDICE (The Expedition, 1998, short), AKROBAT (Acrobat, 2000; short), ČTVRTEK, PÁTEK(Thusday, Friday, 2006, short), ALOIS NEBEL (2011)
Special 2012
Tomáš Luňák
Czech Republic / Germany / Slovakia 2011
black and white
84 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Jaroslav Rudiš
Cinematography Jan Baset Střítežský
Editing Petr Říha
Sound/Sounddesign Viktor Ekrt, Ondřej Ježek
Music Petr Kružík
With Miroslav Krobot, Marie Ludvíková, Karel Roden, Leoš Noha, Alois Švehlík, Tereza Voříšková
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