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by Andreas Dresen


Chris and Katrin, and Uwe and Ellen are two couples and close friends leading ordinary lives. Suddenly they have to confront reality. Neither of them is really happy. Ellen and Chris get close to one another but are discovered while making love. Everyone is taken by surprise by the small miracles in sleepy Frankfurt on the Oder.

international title: Grill Point
original title: Halbe Treppe
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Andreas Dresen
film run: 105'
release date: DE 03/10/2002, SE 23/05/2003, IS 10/01/2003, GR 03/01/2003, DK 13/12/2002, FR 20/11/2002, IT 08/11/2002, AT 25/10/2002, CH 03/10/2002, CZ 07/11/2002
screenplay: Andreas Dresen
cast: Steffi Kühnert, Gabriela Maria Schmeide, Axel Prahl, Thorsten Merten
cinematography by: Michael Hammon
film editing: Jörg Hauschild
art director: Susanne Hopf
costumes designer: Sabine Greunig
music: 17 Hippies
producer: Peter Rommel
production: Rommel Film, Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg
distributor: Delphi Film Verleih, Key Films (IT), Filmladen (AT), Les Grands Films Classiques (FR), Camera Film (DK), TriangelLfilm (SE), Icelandic Film Corporation (IS), Cinemart (CZ), Filmcoopi (CH), Rosebud (GR)


main awards/selection

Silver Bear Berlin 2002, German Film Award in Silver 2002

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