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Halbe Treppe (2002)

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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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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Fascinated by improvisation
27 February 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Halbe Treppe is a good film, but is even more interesting when you realize a key point about it's production. The first is that most of the dialogue and plot is improvised. There was a lot of unused, and presumably unusable, footage.

It's also a crazy film, in the way that life is often crazy.

I first saw this film in Berlin, without subtitles and found the accents a little thick, but it's also a great film for students of German who want some practice understanding real, colloquial speech.


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