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26 Ratings


Directed by Michael Klier
Germany, 1991
Drama, TV Movie


In Ostkreuz (1991), Michael Klier tells the episodic story of 15-year-old Elfie, who literally and metaphorically inhabits a no-man’s-land between the two Germanys during the Wende, and deploys a neorealist aesthetic to reinforce the difficulties confronting the girl, and by inference, Germany.

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Ostkreuz Directed by Michael Klier

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1991 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

1991 | Special Mention: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Munich Film Festival

1991 | Winner: Director's Promotional Award

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