Writer Pia and painter Gil live by the Rio Negro deep in the Amazonian jungle. One night, during a lunar eclipse, Pia is murdered.

Her death plunges Gil into a world of shadows. He leaves the town by the river and does not return to the house he shared with Pia until two years later. There, Pia is present in the flood of memories that keep coming back to him, and also lives on deep in his heart. This love, the comfort it brings him, and the girl Elsa lead him out of the darkness and back into the light, back to life. And he will meet Pia's murderer.

'Eclipse' is a love story set against the background of a crime: compelling, poetic, and delicately told.


Feature Film, Germany 2002, 86 Minutes


Cast: Matheus Nachtergaele, Betty Gofman, Paulo Vespúcio, Cida Moreira, Romeu Evaristo, Lauriane Gomes, Rui Polanah, Henrique Pires, Caco Monteiro, David Almeida
Written and directed by: Herbert Brödl
Photography: Volker Tittel
Editor: Katrin Köster
Music: Roman Bunka
Sound: Manfred Banach

Set Design: Sérgio Silveira
Production Manager: René Bittencourt
Assistant Director: Ana Cecília
Dramatic Advisor: Reinhard Wulf
Produced by: Baumhaus Film Brödl


2002 Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, Fort Lauderdale, Hof
2003 Saarbrücken, Köln


With the support of WDR, BR, ORF, HR, Filmförderung Hamburg