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Border Guard, The (Kontrolleur, Der)

Border Guard, The

Hermann Hoffstedt worked for 30 years as a border guard of the GDR. Then, from one day to the next, the border ceased to exist. Hermann was made redundant. His wife died shortly afterwards of a heart attack. Hermann lives on in the old world. Day by day, he drives out to the deserted border crossing point and carries out his work ...


Stefan Trampe was born in Rostock in 1965 and was a assistant director and assistant unit manager at the DEFA feature film and documentary studios from 1985-1989. He had a trainee placement in the DEFA feature film studio from 1989-1990 and has been studying direction at the Academy for Film & Television (HFF) in Babelsberg since 1990. His films are: Happy Birthday (1990), Doberlug (1991), Amok (1993/94) and Der Kontrolleur (1994).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1994
Director Stefan Trampe
Screenplay Stefan Trampe, Uwe Mann
Cinematography Uwe Mann
Karin Geiss
Thomas Klemm
Cast Hermann Beyer
Producer Robert Ganzke
Production Companies City-Film Robert Ganzke, Berlin, Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 61 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Saarbruecken 1995, Ludwigsburg 1995, Berlin 1995 (Forum)
Awards Main Prize Ludwigsburg 1995
With backing from Kulturelle Filmfoerderung Sachsen-Anhalt

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