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Halbe Treppe (2002)

Two pairs, each married for quite a long time, are living in a small east German town. The film focuses on the relationships between each of the four people and what happens when an affair ... See full summary »

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Ellen
Gabriela Maria Schmeide ...
Katrin
Thorsten Merten ...
Christian
Axel Prahl ...
Uwe
Julia Ziesche ...
Julia
Jens Graßmehl ...
Jens
Mascha Rommel ...
Mascha
Gregor Ziesche ...
Gregor
Christine Schorn ...
Frau in der Parfümerie
Miro De Vittoris ...
Bauunternehmer
Eberhard Urban ...
Eberhard
Ralf Schönknecht ...
Schöni
Doris Schlingmann ...
Doris
Knut Elstermann ...
Knut
André Schneider ...
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Two pairs, each married for quite a long time, are living in a small east German town. The film focuses on the relationships between each of the four people and what happens when an affair takes place between two of them who are not married to each other and logically betraying the two remaining characters. This event leads to deep thoughts about marriage, friendship, relationships and last not least life itself. Written by Benjamin Stello

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Symbolism
6 June 2004 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I excuse in advance for my bad English! It's late and I'm German! :-) When I read the critic that has already been done I get the impression that he hasn't understood the film. This is so much symbolic! The orchestra that is growing more and more during the film is not only because of fun, it means something! Find out yourself what it could mean for you! It's not a comedy film. Not everything that you can laugh about means it is funny. Sometimes people laugh about things which are actually very sad, and a part of THEM too, but they CAN'T see it!! It's a drama, everything about this film is drama, like normal life. The normal life is often so depressing and sad... Well, we try to make the best of it, we laugh... And more and more we loose the gift to see clear. It's our life that is represented in this film. WE ARE that ridiculous. Have you realized the bird that escaped from his cage? In the end it comes back... What could it mean?


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