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STOPPED ON TRACK (Halt auf freier Strecke) (2011) - German Cinema

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  • dir. Andreas Dresen
  • year. 2011
  • country. Germany
  • run-time. 110 mins
  • age restriction. 18


Film 8:00PM


Frank and Simone have fulfilled their dream and live with their two children in a townhouse in the suburbs. They are a happy couple until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour. The family is suddenly confronted with death.

STOPPED ON TRACK is a story of extremes, which arise from everyday events, a story that celebrates life in death.

This screening is in collaboration with the Goethe Institut London, and is part of ongoing season of German films at Deptford Cinema.

Best Feature Film
— German Film Awarda, 2012
Prix Un Certain Regard
— Cannes Film Festival 2011
An honest, heart-wrenching film that shows it is possible to die with dignity, despite the suffering. Andreas Dresen has succeeded in making a film about death, which also conveys the joy of being alive
— ZDF-Aspekte