Brothers of the Night

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Brothers of the Night (Brüder der Nacht)

Directed by Patric Chiha

  • Austria 2016; 88 min
  • Original version: Romani, Bulgarian, German
  • Genre: Documentary
    • Best Cinematography (International Competition) - RIDM
    • Camira Award Best Feature Film - Belfort IFF
    • Puma Prize for Best Director - FICUNAM


Soft boys by day, kings by night. The film follows a group of young Bulgarian Roma who come to Vienna looking for freedom and a quick buck. They sell their bodies as if that’s all they had. What comforts them, so far from home, is the feeling of being together. But the nights are long and unpredictable.

Director's Statement

The film is supposed to be a homage to these young guys. I wanted them to be heroes, their beauty to be visible. I wanted a film that sparkles. I'm not the police; I'm a film-maker.




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