STATIONS OF THE CROSS

KREUZWEG

By Dietrich BRÜGGEMANN

BETA CINEMA - as SALES All rights, World

Drama - Completed 2014

Maria is 14, and part of a fundamentalist Catholic community. She lives in the modern world, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to become a saint and go to Heaven, just like all those holy children she’s been told about…

Festivals
& Awards

Berlinale - Berlin IFF 2014
Competition Silver Bear for Best Script
Abu Dhabi FF 2014
New Horizons Special Jury Award
AFI FEST 2014
Features
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 107 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Dietrich BRÜGGEMANN
    • Writer(s)
    • Dietrich BRÜGGEMANN, Anna BRÜGGEMANN
    • Producer(s)
    • Jochen LAUBE (UFA Fiction), Leif ALEXIS
    • Synopsis
    • STATIONS OF THE CROSS is an indictment of, and at the same time the legend of, a saint. It's a story of religion, devotion and radical faith, and the film itself comes along just as radical as the subject matter, telling the story in only 14 fixed-angle long shots. Maria is 14 years old. Her family is part of a fundamentalist Catholic community. Maria lives her everyday life in the modern world, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to follow him, to become a saint and go to heaven – just like all those holy children she's always been told about. So Maria goes through 14 stations, just like Jesus did on his path to Golgatha, and reaches her goal in the end. Not even Christian, a boy she meets at school, can stop her, even if in another world, they might have become friends, or even lovers. Left behind is a broken family that finds comfort in faith, and the question: were all these events really so inevitable?
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