Stopped on Track (Halt auf freier Strecke)

Stopped on Track (Halt auf freier Strecke)
  • 2011
  • Germany
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Andreas Dresen
  • Cast: Milan Peschel, Steffi Kühnert, Bernhard Schutz
  • Language: German

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A good life is measured by the quality of its passing in Stopped on Track, an emotionally intense, utterly absorbing account of a dying man's last months. Director Andreas Dresen has a rare talent for addressing subject matter that other filmmakers consider taboo, from the sex lives of septuagenarians in the brilliant Cloud 9 (2008) to terminal illness in this film. Drawing on real-life situations and featuring genuine members of the medical profession, the fictional tale follows 40-year-old Frank from the moment he discovers his brain tumour is inoperable through all the stages of anger, denial and acceptance. It is unrelentingly heartbreaking but also incredibly life-affirming. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Welcome to Germany.

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