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Cycling the Frame (1988)

This is a short film (30min), part documentary part art-film, about the Berlin Wall back in 1988 when West Berlin was still an isolated fiefdom of the capitalist west, located 125 miles ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Cynthia Beatt

Writer:

Cynthia Beatt
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Credited cast:
Tilda Swinton ... The Cyclist
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This is a short film (30min), part documentary part art-film, about the Berlin Wall back in 1988 when West Berlin was still an isolated fiefdom of the capitalist west, located 125 miles behind the Iron Curtain in communist eastern Europe.

The film follows a young girl (Tilda Swinton of Narnia fame) and her thoughts as she circumnavigates West Berlin alongside the 96 mile long, iconic, symbol of the cold war.

The film blends visual and audio art into a montage of simple scenes depicting the wall, its watch towers and life along the border strip just as it was a year before the wall fell and the cold war ended.

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Documentary | Short

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Country:

West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1988 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Podilatontas to kadro See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

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The soliloquy "I must ring Sally tomorrow" which we hear from the cyclist is a reference to Sally Potter with whom Tilda Swinton was collaborating with on the film Orlando (1992). See more »

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Followed by The Invisible Frame (2009) See more »

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