A department store security guard is secretly in love with a clerk in the store's bookshop. When he witnesses a seeming rival being attacked in the train, he gets off instead of helping him... See full summary »

Director:

Reto Caffi

Writers:

Reto Caffi (screenplay), Naomi Westerman | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 15 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Roland Bonjour ... Ladendieb
Julie Bräuning Julie Bräuning
Janic Halioua Janic Halioua
Catherine Janke Catherine Janke
André Meyer André Meyer
Leonardo Nigro Leonardo Nigro
Roeland Wiesnekker
Yves Wüthrich
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A department store security guard is secretly in love with a clerk in the store's bookshop. When he witnesses a seeming rival being attacked in the train, he gets off instead of helping him. Not being able to deal with his bad conscience, his formerly controlled life breaks down. Written by Anonymous

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Short | Drama

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Great Short
29 May 2008 | by andeharwoodSee all my reviews

I just watched a collection of short films at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). On the Line (Auf der Strecke) was one of them. It was fantastic. I didn't want it to end. I was moved and thoroughly impressed. The lead was fantastic and the girl was great, too. The story was emotional and perfect. The writing was authentic and it made me feel for the main characters. All of the scenes had a clarity to them that I wouldn't expect from students. I hope that I get to see more of their work in the future. I think everyone should jump at any chance to see this short film. It is very deserving of all of its awards. I can't wait to see how it does at SIFF.


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Country:

Switzerland | Germany

Language:

Swiss German | German

Release Date:

June 2008 (USA) See more »

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En la línea See more »

Filming Locations:

Switzerland See more »

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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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