Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
Oliver Storz directed this German drama opening with a farm family massacred in August of 1945 when southern Germany is occupied by American troops. Dave Gladbaker (Stefan Kurt) investigates, and refugee Karin (Karoline Eihhorn), a nurse at the farm, becomes a focus of the investigation, with both Gladbaker and police inspector Fehleisen (Bruno Ganz) speculating that it was a ritual execution in which the daughter was mistakenly killed because of her resemblance to Karin. The film's German title translates as "Toward the End of the Night." Shown at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival.