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13 Ratings

On the Line

Auf der Strecke

Directed by Reto Caffi
Switzerland, Germany, 2007
Drama, Short


A department store security guard is secretly in love with a clerk in the store’s bookshop. When he witnesses a seeming rival being attacked in the train, he gets off instead of helping him. Not being able to deal with his bad conscience, his formerly controlled life breaks down.

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On the Line Directed by Reto Caffi

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2009 | Nominee: Best Short Film, Live Action

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

2008 | Winner: Sleepwalkers Grand Prize

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