MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,221 this week

Grill Point (2002)
"Halbe Treppe" (original title)

7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 1,442 users  
Reviews: 14 user | 13 critic

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:

Writers:

, (dramaturge)
0Check in
0Share...

Family Entertainment Guide

Check out IMDb's comprehensive Family Entertainment Guide for recommendations for movies and TV series for every age and every viewing platform.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

Related News

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 58 titles
created 12 Jan 2012
 
a list of 261 titles
created 05 Sep 2012
 
a list of 100 titles
created 10 Mar 2013
 
a list of 448 titles
created 21 Sep 2013
 
a list of 43 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Grill Point" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Grill Point (2002)

Grill Point (2002) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Grill Point.
11 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Clara and Hans are left-wing terrorists, who are chased by the police since almost fifteen years. The puberty of her increasingly rebellious daughter Jeanne imposes a threat on their ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Petzold
Stars: Julia Hummer, Barbara Auer, Richy Müller
No Regrets (2001)
Drama | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A recent high school grad still pines for an old classmate, and devises a stunt to get her attention.

Director: Benjamin Quabeck
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Jessica Schwarz, Marie-Lou Sellem
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Two misfit boys find each other, building a small cabin in the woods to create a new life. Their daily struggle for survival creates a strong bond between them until the hut is destroyed ... See full summary »

Director: Hans Weingartner
Stars: Peter Schneider, Timur Massold, Henrike von Kuick
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Kati, Jochen and Lukas take a trip magic mushrooms. Lukas is not coming back.

Directors: Hans Weingartner, Tobias Amann
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Anabelle Lachatte, Patrick Joswig
Sun Alley (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

When Frank is diagnosed with incurable brain tumor, he's got only a few months to live. Along with his wife, he doesn't know how and when to tell their children about it. Meanwhile, Frank's health is getting worse with each day.

Director: Andreas Dresen
Stars: Steffi Kühnert, Milan Peschel, Talisa Lilly Lemke
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A tragicomic movie which focuses on two women and their daily struggle for survival during a summer in Berlin. Katrin, a jobless single mom, and Nike, a nurse, live in the same house and ... See full summary »

Director: Andreas Dresen
Stars: Inka Friedrich, Nadja Uhl, Andreas Schmidt
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

As an awkward idealistic high school teacher begins her first job in the city, things turn out to be much tougher than she had imagined.

Director: Maren Ade
Stars: Eva Löbau, Daniela Holtz, Jan Neumann
Berlin Blues (2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Christian Ulmen, Katja Danowski, Detlev Buck
Policewoman (TV Movie 2000)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Andreas Dresen
Stars: Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Axel Prahl, Paul Grubba
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

This movie reflects on the situation around the border between Poland and Germany. The fate of many single characters creates a picture of life in this region: Some Ukrainians want to cross... See full summary »

Director: Hans-Christian Schmid
Stars: Andrzej Górak, Anna Yanovskaya, Sergey Frolov
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Katrin and Jürgen spend their holidays in Corsica. Katrin is in her mid-thirties, working as a tracer at Jürgen's company who suddenly remembers he's married -- but not with Kathrin. So ... See full summary »

Director: Dominik Graf
Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, Antonio Wannek, Sebastian Urzendowsky
Edit

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 ...
Nachrichtensprecher
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

3 October 2002 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Grill Point  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?


Soundtracks

Dorfwalzer
Performed by 17 Hippies
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A real gem
24 June 2006 | by (Netherlands) – See 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.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Grill Point (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?