Stopped on Track Stopped on Track

Thursday 15 November 2012 8:30PM Stopped on Track

Forty-year-old Frank has a family, a steady job and a new house in the suburbs. The news that he has an inoperable brain tumor and only has a few months to live comes as a shock to him and his family. Together they push through their daily lives as Frank tries to cope with worsening symptoms and gruesome medical treatment. He uses his iPhone as an emotional diary. The decision to home-care puts a strain on loving wife Simone and distances the family members as much as it keeps them together. This is a story about death that celebrates life.


  • Original Title: Halt auf freier Strecke
  • Country: Germany
  • Director: Andreas Dresen
  • Language: German with subtitles in English
  • Runtime: 110 minutes
  • Release Date: 2012

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  • Cannes 2011 - Un Certain Regard, Best Feature
  • Bavarian Film Awards 2011 - Best Production; Best Actor
  • German Film Critics Awards 2011 - Best Film; Best Actor
  • German Film Awards 2012: Best Film - Best Actor; Best Supporting Actor; Best Director
  • International Film Festival Tromsø 2012 - Don Quixote Prize
  • Biberach Film Festival 2012 - Best Film
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