Stopped on Track

by Andreas Dresen

Stopped on Track


The doctor told the truth. The days are numbered.
Why me and why now?
A man leaves wife and children behind, parents, friends, neighbours and yesterday's lover, the people in his life.
Day by day a little farewell.
Words are getting rare, longer the silence.
In front of the window the year changes its colours.
Dying is a final work to do.
Not being alone while you are left behind alone, maybe that's a good thing.


Andreas Dresen is one of Germany's most admired directors with diverse and award-winning features such as Whiskey with Vodka, Cloud 9, Summer in Berlin, Grill Point and Night Shapes. Andreas' feature, Whiskey with Vodka was awarded for best director at the International Filmfestival Karlovy Vary and nominated for German Film Award for best actor and best script. Cloud 9 premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 where it won the Coup de Coeur Award in the Un Certain Regard section. The film was nominated for the European Film Award for best actress and best director and was awarded the Bavaria Film Prize for best actress and best cinematographer, best film in Triest 2009 and won the German Film Award 2009 for best actress, best director and best film (bronze). Summer in Berlin, was awarded Best Screenplay at the San Sebastian Film Festival and Best Actress at the Chicago Festival. Grill Point won the Silver Bear - Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, as well as Best Director and Best Ensemble at the Chicago Festival and Best Director at the Ghent Festival. Night Shapes won Best Actor at the Berlin Film Festival and the Best New Director award at Vallodolid. Andreas Dresen was born in 1963 in Gera, Germany. In the early 80s, he began working in theater and making short films. He studied directing at the HFF "Konrad Wolf " Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1992, he has been working as a writer and director for film, TV and theater.



2011 Stopped on Track (Halt auf freier Strecke)
2009 Whiskey with Vodka (Whisky mit Wodka)
2008 Cloud 9 (Wolke 9)
2005 Summer in Berlin (Sommer vorm Balkon)
2004 Willenbrock
2002 Herr Wichmann von der CDU (documentary)
2001 Grill Point (Halbe Treppe)
2000 The Police Woman (Die Polizistin) - TV
1998 Night Shapes (Nachtgestalten)
1997 Changing Skins (Raus aus der Haut) - TV
1992 Silent country (Stilles Land)


Milan Peschel
Steffi Kühnert
Talisa Lilly Lemke
Mika Nilson Seidel
Ursula Werner
Otto Mellies
Bernhard Schütz
Marie Rosa Tietjen
And others


Director: Andreas Dresen
Story development: Andreas Dresen, Cooky Ziesche
Cinematographer: Michael Hammon bvk
Production manager: Peter Hartwig
Editor: Jörg Hauschild
Produciton Designer: Susanne Hopf
Costume Designer: Sabine Greunig
Sound: Peter Schmidt
Sound Mix: Ralf Krause
Commissioning editors: Rosemarie Wintgen, Dagmar Mielke, Andreas Schreitmüller
Producer: Peter Rommel

A production of Rommel Film
In co-production with RBB
In collaboration with Arte, Iskremas Filmproduktion
With support from MBB, FFA, DFFF

Technical Data

Format: 35mm / 1:1.85 / Color / Dolby Digital
Length: 110 Min.
Original Language: German

Original Title: Halt auf freier Strecke


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