At the end of the 20th century in Europe, the social climate is on a downward slide and unemployment is rife. The situation affects the lives of a couple, Anton and Leni, who live together in an unnamed city.
Matiss Zelcs is trying to find woman which he did ignore and who was about to jump off the bridge last night. Police don't want to continue investigation as no body was found, however Matiss is on his way to start his own investigation.
After his mothers death, 12-year-old Jaya (Iqbal S. Manurung) is sent to his father, Johar (Didi Petet), who works as a supervisor on a jermal (a fishing platform perched on log stilts in ... See full synopsis »
The war zone like landscapes in the film were shot in the eastern part of Germany: "We filmed on the border of Poland and there were still old tank-traps there," said director Fred Kelemen in 1999. See more »
Director presented at the 'Berlin International Film Festival' on Feb. 21st 1997 in an unfinished version running 270 minutes. This work-in-progress was also shown at the following film festival presentations. Because of creative disagreements with the producer and resulting legal complications the film could only be finished in 1999 when it finally premiered at the '12th Tokyo International Film Festival'. The running time of the finished director's cut of "Frost" is 200 minutes. See more »