30.09. - 09.10.2021

Stopped on Track Germany 2011 | 110 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Andreas Dresen

Andreas Dresen (*1963), one of Germany’s most renowned directors with award-winning features like Whiskey with Vodka, Cloud 9, Summer in Berlin and Grill Point, will receive this year's Douglas-Sirk-Award.

rated for 0 + years

Forty-year-old Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and suddenly has only a few months to live. It’s a shock to him, whose life was seemingly on track with a steady job and a new house in the suburbs. But Frank and his family carry on with their daily life trying to cope with the difficulty of accepting the inevitable. Taking care of Frank at home puts an immense strain on loving Simone and the kids as symptoms of the illness increase. A story about death that celebrates life.

Original title: Halt auf freier Strecke
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Andreas Dresen
Screenplay: Andreas Dresen, Cooky Ziesche
Cast: Milan Peschel, Steffi Kühnert, Talisa Lilli Lemke, Mika Nilson Seidel
Producer: Peter Rommel
Director of Photography: Michael Hammon
Production Design: Susanne Hopf
Editor: Jörg Hauschild
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor: Pandora Film GmbH & Co. Verleih KG
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Production: Rommel Film; Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg (rbb)


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