50 years after the building of the Berlin Wall the short film At the Border Crossing is a walk down an inconspicuous, busy street in the heart of Berlin. There's nothing to indicate this was once a crossing point between West and East Berlin.
After 30 years a former border patrol officer rememberes his thoughts and feeling during the service at the border. The line of reasoning, details and contradictions only bring out the monstrous nature of this border even more clearly. The images of today and the interview extracts creates an impressive cinematic puzzle.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
born 09.16.1963 in Mannheim/Germany
1985 - 87 apprenticeship in photography; Lette-Verein, Berlin
since 1990 film projects as director and d.o.p.
since 1991 working as cameraman for cinema and TV
1993 - 1996 postgraduate study at the Academy of Media Arts / Cologne
1996 MA in Audiovisual Medias
1998 First Prize of the state governement for young directors and DOP´s
2000 stipendium for artists by the state governement
2000 - 2005 lectures about film theory and documentary film at the Humboldt-Universitiy / Berlin
2005 - film lectures at the University of arts, Berlin
2006 - film lectures at the Academy of Arts, Düsseldorf
His work is shown in galeries, part of collections and archives.
He lives and works in Berlin and Cologne.