Stations of the Cross
Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Director Dietrich Brüggemann

Production year 2014

Length 107min.

Country Germany/France


Maria is 14 years old. Her family is part of a fundamentalist Catholic community. Maria lives her everyday life in the modern world, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to follow him, to become a saint and go to heaven – just like all those holy children she’s always been told about. So Maria goes through 14 stations, just like Jesus did on his path to Golgatha, and reaches her goal in the end. Not even Christian, a boy she meets at school, can stop her, even if in another world, they might have become friends, or even lovers. Left behind is a broken family that finds comfort in faith, and the question if all these events were really so inevitable.


Silver Berlin Bear, Prize of the Ecumenical Jury | Berlinale, , 2014


Dietrich Brüggemann
Dietrich Brüggemann



Jochen Laube, Leif Alexis, Fabian Maubach


Anna Brüggemann, Dietrich Brüggemann

Director of Photography

Alexander Sass

Production designer

Klaus-Peter Platten


Jacob Ilgner, Martin Frühmorgen


Vincent Assmann


Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Hanns Zischler, Lucie Aron

Production company(ies)

UFA Fiction Ludwigsburg

Dietrich Brüggemann

Born 1976, Munich, Germany. Studied directing at the HFF “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam Babelsberg from 2000 to 2006. After several short films, his feature film Neun Szenen, for which he wrote the script together with his sister Anna, became an audience favorite at the Berlinale in 2006, screened at various festivals in Germany and abroad, and was repeatedly honored with, a.o. the Best Feature Film at the Achtung Berlin Festival. His first theatrical feature Run if You Can opened the Perspektive Deutsches Kino at the Berlinale in 2010. It was shown at about 30 festivals around the world and won various jury and audience awards. He worked with his sister Anna, who wrote the script together with him, on his film Move. Stations of the Cross is the fourth collaboration of them. In addition, Dietrich Brüggemann shot several music videos.


Mehr Licht (2004, short), Warum läuft Herr V. Amok? (2004, short), Katja kann fast alles (2005, short), Neun Szenen (2006, short), Run If You Can (2010), One Shot (2011, short), Move (2012), Stations of the Cross (2014).

FILMS 2014