Paths in the Night
GER 1999, 95 min
An eerily stunning and haunting film about the social and emotional demise of a man who is not able to adapt to life in post-unified Berlin.
Walter was once a respected man, a communist, with an important role at a power plant in the former GDR. He is now unemployed; left feeling powerless, frustrated and angry. He appoints himself as keeper of justice with two young recruits (René and Gina). They patrol the trains by night, beating those that assault or insult fellow commuters. It is Walter’s way of asserting control over a society he is loosing control of.
Director of Photography
Andreas Hoge, Steven Garling
Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Schmaus, Henriette Heinze, Dirk Borchardt, Ingeborg Westphal, Daniela Hoffmann, Roland Schäfer
Frank Löprich, Katrin Schlösser
LEB WOHL, JOSEPH (66min, GDR 1989), EDITH BEI CLÄRCHEN (15 min, GDR 1985), Interview with Andreas Kleinert (GER 2010, 20 min), Trailer
English, Spanish, French
PAL / b/w
95 min + 101 min Extras
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
From 16 Years