Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross)

Dietrich Brüggemann
Germany
107 min
2014
Kreuzweg (Stations of the Cross)
Synopsis: 

Maria finds herself caught between two worlds. At school this 14-year-old girl has all the typical teenage interests, but when she’s at home with her family she follows the teachings of the Society of St. Pius XII and their traditionalist interpretation of Catholicism. Everything that Maria thinks and does must be examined before God. And since the Lord is a strict shepherd, she lives in constant fear of committing some misconduct. Whilst Maria’s mother takes a tough line in compelling her daughter to stay on the path of righteousness, her father is often reticent and stands back during critical moments. Conflicts intensify as arguments erupt with teachers and doctors. Desperate to please everyone, Maria soon finds herself trapped in the crossfire.

Screenplay: Dietrich Brüggemann, Anna Brüggemann
Cast: Florian Stetter, Franziska Weisz, Lea van Acken, Lucie Aron, Moritz Knapp, Michael Kamp, Birge Schade
Cinematography by: Alexander Sass
Film editing: Vincent Assmann
Producers: Jochen Laube, Leif Alexis, Fabian Maubach
Production: Ufa Cinema, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, Arte, cine plus Filmproduktion
Sales agent: Beta Cinema