• Film

Mother Night


Time Out says

This stylish adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's novel is an idiosyncratic mix of historical realism, rapt fantasy and offbeat humour. Nolte is Howard W Campbell Jr, an apolitical American playwright in Nazi Germany whose work as a conduit for US intelligence, concealing encoded communiqués in his Jew-baiting broadcasts on German radio, yields widely inspirational Nazi propaganda. Living incognito in New York after the war, his eventual exposure gathers a storm of interested parties - Israeli war-crimes investigators, white supremacists, his supposedly dead wife. An ambivalent meditation on deception, personal responsibility and commitment in an enigmatic world; some may find the studied, circumspect style unaffecting, but there's no denying the fascination of the material.

Release Details

  • Duration:114 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Keith Gordon
  • Screenwriter:Robert B Weide
  • Cast:
    • Nick Nolte
    • Sheryl Lee
    • Alan Arkin
    • John Goodman
    • Kirsten Dunst
    • David Strathairn
    • Norman Rodway
    • Kurt Vonnegut
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