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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.

Synopsis

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.

Credits

Director
Andreas Kleinert
Screenplay
Johann Bergk
Director of Photography
Jürgen Jürges
Editor
Gisela Zick
Music
Andreas Hoge, Steven Garling
With
Hilmar Thate, Cornelia Schmaus, Henriette Heinze, Dirk Borchardt, Ingeborg Westphal, Daniela Hoffmann, Roland Schäfer
Production Design
Gabriele Wolff
Producers
Frank Löprich, Katrin Schlösser
Produced by
ö Filmproduktion

DVD-Details

Extras
LEB WOHL, JOSEPH (66min, GDR 1989), EDITH BEI CLÄRCHEN (15 min, GDR 1985), Interview with Andreas Kleinert (GER 2010, 20 min), Trailer
Language
German
Subtitles
English, Spanish, French
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / b/w
Length
95 min + 101 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
4:3 Letterbox
Sound Format
DD 2.0
Content
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
Release Date
11.06.2010
Rating
From 16 Years