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Boundaries (Barriere)

Boundaries
Scene from "Boundaries" (photo © J.Seemann/HFF Potsdam 2010)

Nine young actors escape their everyday life in Berlin to compete in a provincial small town for a summer theater camp in a church ruin. A formerly renowned film director from Switzerland is looking for the cast of the lead roles for his adaptation of Hamlet. While he stays at an old woman's house, the young actors have to live in a run-down hotel with very thin walls. A wild rush of feelings begins.


Andreas Kleinert was born in 1962 in Berlin. He worked as a props assistant and intern at the DEFA feature film studios and was an assistant director to filmmakers like Rainer Simon and Hermann Zschoche. He studied Directing at the \"Konrad Wolf\" University of Film & Television in Babelsberg from 1984-1989 and graduated with Farewell, Joseph (Lebewohl, Joseph, 1989), which was nominated for a Student Oscar. A selection of his other award-winning films includes: Lost Landscape (Verlorene Landschaft, 1992), Outside Time (Neben der Zeit, 1995), In the Name of Innocence (Im Namen der Unschuld, 1997), Paths in the Night (Wege in die Nacht, 1999), Ich moechte Zeugnis ablegen bis zum Letzten (TV, 1999), Kelly Bastian - Geschichte einer Hoffnung (TV, 2001), Coming Home (Mein Vater, TV, 2003), Stranger (Der Fremde kam, TV, 2005), Hurenkinder (TV, 2006), Head Under Water (Freischwimmer (2007), Haus und Kind (2008), and Boundaries (Barriere, 2010).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Andreas Kleinert
Screenplay Andreas Kleinert
Cinematography Jakob Seemann
Till Ufer
Daniel Dickmeis
Myrna Drews, Ole Kloss, Karina Ferg, Simone Kreska, Simone Zimmermann
Cast Klara Manzel, Volkram Zschiesche, Matthias Habich, Matthias Ransberger, Jessica Richter, Jan Dose, Christoph Humnig, Nora Rim Abdel-Masoud, Moses Leo, Julia Gorr, Paul Preuss
Producer Javelle Bauersfeld
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 96 min
Format b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Berlin 2010, Schwerin 2010 (In Competition), Festival des Deutschen Films Mannheim-Ludwigshafen 2010

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