Archive Cinema City 2012.

Stopped on Track

Halt auf freier Strecke

Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Year: 2011
Duration: 110 min.

Director: Andreas Dresen, Cooky Ziesche
Scenario: Andreas Dresen

Cast: Milan Peschel, Steffi Kühnert, Talisa Lilly Lemke, Mika Nilson Seidel, Ursula Werner

Programme selection: Respect to Andreas Dresen

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The doctor told the truth. The days are numbered. Why me and why now? A man leaves wife and children behind, parents, friends, neighbours and yesterday's lover, the people in his life. Day by day a little farewell. Words are getting rare, longer the silence. In front of the window the year changes its colours. Dying is a final work to do. Not being alone while you are left behind alone, maybe that's a good thing.


Un Certain Regard Award (Andreas Dresen), German Film Critics Award (Best Actor-Milan Peschel, Best Film), Best Actor - Milan Peschel (Las Palmas Film Festival), Zlatni toranj – European Film Festival Palić


Born in 1963. Made his first amateur film in 1979. From 1984 to 1985, sound technician at the Schweriner Theater, then volunteered on films at the DEFA Studios. Assistant director for Gunter Reisch. Studied directing from 1986 to 1991 at the Konrad Wolf Hochschule for Film and Television. Active as a screenwriter and director since 1992, working in the theatre as well as in film and television. Since 1998, Andreas Dresen has been a member of the Academy of the Arts, Berlin/Brandenburg.