Berlin Tempelhof Airport: Several flights have been cancelled, and people wait in the fog for planes that don’t arrive. Individual fates come to light behind the usual everyday stories. There’s deception and adultery, lost illusions and ruined careers. Within just a few hours, people are thrown off the seemingly ordered paths of their lives. When the next day arrives, their lives have changed forever.
Without a predetermined script and using improvised lines, the visionary Will Tremper made a film in 1962/63 that fascinates with its authenticity and the presence of great German actors such as Werner Peters, Harald Leipnitz and Hannelore Elsner, as well as cameos by Mario Adorf and Wolfgang Neuss. The film still has enthusiastic fans among film buffs.
Die endlose Nacht is a thriller, melodrama and comedy in one – timeless and more contemporary now than ever before – and one of the most important films of the New German Cinema of the 1960s.