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Grill Point (2002)

Halbe Treppe (original title)
Two pairs, each married for quite a long time, are living in a small east German town. The film focuses on the relationships between each of the four people and what happens when an affair ... See full summary »

Director:

Andreas Dresen

Writers:

Andreas Dresen, Cooky Ziesche (dramaturge)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steffi Kühnert ... Ellen
Gabriela Maria Schmeide Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Katrin
Thorsten Merten ... Christian
Axel Prahl Axel Prahl ... Uwe
Julia Ziesche Julia Ziesche ... Julia
Jens Graßmehl Jens Graßmehl ... Jens
Mascha Rommel Mascha Rommel ... Mascha
Gregor Ziesche Gregor Ziesche ... Gregor
Christine Schorn Christine Schorn ... Frau in der Parfümerie
Miro De Vittoris Miro De Vittoris ... Bauunternehmer
Eberhard Urban Eberhard Urban ... Eberhard
Ralf Schönknecht Ralf Schönknecht ... Schöni
Doris Schlingmann Doris Schlingmann ... Doris
Knut Elstermann Knut Elstermann ... Knut
André Schneider André Schneider ... Nachrichtensprecher
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Two pairs, each married for quite a long time, are living in a small east German town. The film focuses on the relationships between each of the four people and what happens when an affair takes place between two of them who are not married to each other and logically betraying the two remaining characters. This event leads to deep thoughts about marriage, friendship, relationships and last not least life itself. Written by Benjamin Stello

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

3 October 2002 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Grill Point See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A real gem
24 June 2006 | by HarmenBSee all my reviews

I want to thank the American reviewer who explained some of the movie-making details of this film, because I was truly bewildered by the quality and the realism of acting. The first time I saw it (maybe a couple of years ago) I rated HALBE TREPPE only a 7. Now, after second viewing, it has become a 10. Out of 1000+ films, I rated only 17 movies this high.

But it was an easy "full tenner". The story is just so engaging and there are no dull moments at all. That's quite an accomplishment for a movie with this subject matter, I think. Also, the cinematography was very competent. It captured everything that had to be captured, every meaningful move and look. When you watch closely, you'll even notice some beautiful outdoor shots.

I like the movie more than several Dogme films I've seen, which are made quite similarly, but in my opinion are less vibrant, funny and involving. HALBE TREPPE makes you think about relationships, commitment, morals and personal conviction. Try to see this one.


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