Der Felsen

  • 122'
  • Germany
  • 2002
Katrin has reached a point in life that spells n.o. r.e.t.u.r.n. - at least, that's how it feels to her: neither young nor old, still close to teenhood but not so far from retirement. A middle-aged wasteland. She's in Calvi, not alone, but lonely; drifting all day through this city of strangers, tourists like her, sans papiers, soldiers (the 2 Régiment Etranger de Parachutistes is based here). Katrin meets Malte, a kid who got himself into trouble and is now doing time in a juvenile correctional facility. Katrin does what she shouldn't...
One of Graf's most extraordinary works, this late modernist portrait, with its disjunctive editing and DV images that look like they've been drawn in sand, perfectly expresses the lonely searcher's state of mind. Katrin is on the brink of taking the plunge and dragging Malte down with her. But he'll resurface, and grow through all this useless, fantastic pain.

Director
Dominik Graf
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2002
Festival Edition
IFFR 2013
Length
122'
Medium
35mm
International title
A Map of the Heart
Languages
German, English, French, Swedish
Production Company
Bavaria Film International
Sales
Global Screen GmbH
Screenplay
Markus Busch, Dominik Graf
Cinematography
Benedict Neuenfels
Editor
Hana Müllner
Production Design
Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer
Sound Design
Tom Weber
Music
Dieter Schleip
Cast
Sebastian Urzendowsky, Karoline Eichhorn