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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 »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Steffi Kühnert ...
Ellen
Gabriela Maria Schmeide ...
Katrin
Thorsten Merten ...
Christian
Axel Prahl ...
Uwe
Julia Ziesche ...
Julia
Jens Graßmehl ...
Jens
Mascha Rommel ...
Mascha
Gregor Ziesche ...
Gregor
Christine Schorn ...
Frau in der Parfümerie
Miro De Vittoris ...
Bauunternehmer
Eberhard Urban ...
Eberhard
Ralf Schönknecht ...
Schöni
Doris Schlingmann ...
Doris
Knut Elstermann ...
Knut
André Schneider ...
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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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comical and powerful
30 December 2002 | by (Jena, FRG) – See all my reviews

A film I almost didn't go to watch, because the theme didn't seem appealing enough. In the end I was very glad, I had gone, since while perhaps not perfect, I found it to be very realistic and close up which at least for me made it very touching. As an aside you get a good look at some aspects of the former East Germany 10 years on, as the story is situated there.


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