Deutsche Version

Knoten Sonnborn

English title: Crossroads
Director: Riki Kalbe    → show biography   
Director: Barbara Kasper    → show biography   
Country: West Germany
Year: 1988
Synopsis: KNOTEN SONNBORN is a documentary film about the motorway junction Sonnborn and its history within urban planning. The junction is situated right in the middle of Wuppertal-Sonnborn. It divides a neighborhood into two halves. 290,000 m2, 6 years in construction, 150 million spent. Opened on May 17, 1974. Above the junction is a 4-track stretch of the German National Railway, as well as the suspension monorail for local transportation. The film is about the planning of the motorway crossing, today called the A46, from the thirties. It shows the continuity of the planners and the planning using the example of this junction. It also deals with traffic policy. KNOTEN SONNBORN is primarily documentary in form; observations at the highway crossing, its immediate and not so immediate surroundings, interviews, as well as archival material from the thirties and fifties. Berlin, June 20, 1988 (Production note)
Language: German

Technical Attributes

Format: 16mm
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version
Running time (minutes): 47
Color: color
Sound: Magnetic track
Aspect ratio: 1:1,37
Frames per second: 24
Length in metres: 511
Weight: 2.35
Number of reels: 1