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Schweigeminute (2016)

A minute's silence is being observed in the grammar school of Hirtshafen, a small fishing town on the Baltic shore - in memory of Stella Petersen, the school's young English teacher. For ... See full summary »


Thorsten Schmidt (as Thorsten M. Schmidt), Thorsten Schmidt


André Georgi (screenplay), Claudia Kratochvil (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
5 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Julia Koschitz Julia Koschitz ... Stella Petersen
Jonas Nay ... Christian Voigt
Uwe Preuss ... Wilhelm Voigt
Alexander Held Alexander Held ... Rektor Block
Nina Petri ... Jutta Voigt
Johannes Allmayer Johannes Allmayer ... Jürgen Kugler
Henny Reents ... Frauke Bruns
Thure Lindhardt ... Ulrik Quedens
Hermann Beyer Hermann Beyer ... Johann Petersen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florian Anderer Florian Anderer ... Arzt im Krankenhaus
Fabian Baecker ... Wolfgang
Maximilian Gehrlinger
Morten Hauch-Fausbøll Morten Hauch-Fausbøll ... (as Morten Hauch-Fausboell)
Jesse Inman
Klaus Manchen Klaus Manchen
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A minute's silence is being observed in the grammar school of Hirtshafen, a small fishing town on the Baltic shore - in memory of Stella Petersen, the school's young English teacher. For one of her students, however, Stella was more than a teacher: She was his first love. From 18-year-old Christian's point of view, we relive a magical summer affair between two young people that ends abruptly and tragically, but is transformed, through death, to immortality.

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Drama | Romance

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nothing new. at the first sigh
10 May 2017 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

a love story. at the first sigh, like many others. forbidden, strange, old sin who transforms the student and the teacher in parts of scandal. but this film seems bee different. first, for the delicate poetry. then - for the performance of Julia Koschitz who reminds a version of Audrey Hepburn. it is a drawing of states of soul. beautiful mix of love and death. provocative in a special manner. honest, fragile, delicate. remembering Medieval stories. about ideal, destiny and sacrifice. seductive. and bitter. and it is enough.

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Release Date:

June 2016 (Germany) See more »

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A Minute's Silence See more »

Filming Locations:

Bornholm, Denmark See more »

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