A cold October night. Five stories. One city. Night People takes us on a journey across the city of Edinburgh, introducing a cast of characters for whom their will be no sleep. Each of them... See full summary »
A cold October night. Five stories. One city. Night People takes us on a journey across the city of Edinburgh, introducing a cast of characters for whom their will be no sleep. Each of them is faced with a dilemma that ranges from the hilarious to the heartbreaking and they have until the next morning to make a decision that will change their lives forever. Written by
An excellent film which sensitively explores how a range of characters of varying ages and backgrounds deal with real-life dilemmas.
Night People is an excellent example of how a low-budget film can provide an absorbing and entertaining cinematic experience. As the stories of the characters unfold at an engaging pace, each presenting its own set of circumstances, there is woven through each tale a set of moral and ethical dilemmas which create the tensions that hold your attention. The transitions between the characters and the events are cleverly intertwined to create moments of blackness followed by comedy -each serving to highlight the other. The camera work shows Edinburgh at its magical best and sensitively captures the emotional substance of the characters as they struggle with their individual predicaments. The outcomes of each story are realistic, no sinking into sentiment, but rather leaving one with a sense of hope and belief in the essential goodness of people.
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