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Jürgen Böttcher

Rangierer

Edition 1985
21' - 1984 - Documentary, Short - Dialogue: German
Director: Jürgen Böttcher
A shunter's job is to slow down, link, and unlink train wagons at a central station. The film documents - without any commentary - the working hours of few shunters at the shunting-station Dresden-Friedrichstadt, which was the largest such station in all of the former German Democratic Republic. They work day and night, amidst snow and fog at the railway tracks, speaking only as much as necessary.

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Credits

Director

Jürgen Böttcher

Scenario

Jürgen Böttcher, Ulrich Eifler

Director of Photography

Thomas Plenert

Producer

Frank Löprich

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

East Germany

Year

1984

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