Deutsche Version

Frozen Conflict

Director: Steffi Wurster    → show biography   
Country: Germany
Year: 2018
Synopsis: A trilateral border post in the buffer zone between Transnistria and the Republic of Moldova. Three soldiers keep watch on the banks of the river. Beginning with a depiction of this microcosm, the film zooms out to become a detailed description of the state of affairs on one strangest borders in Europe. There is an atmosphere of paralysis and stagnation. With a multi-perspective chorus, FROZEN CONFLICT (Steffi Wurster, G 2018) explores the competing interests of national elites, Russia’s ambiguous role and the impact on the locals‘ living conditions, delivering a picture of a region held hostage to larger geopolitical interests. One wonders who the enemy is. Evoking the absurdity of “Waiting for Godot”, the film exposes thought patterns dating back to the east-west conflict that (should) have run their course.
Language: Russian, Romanian, English, German

Technical Attributes

Format: Data
Rental status: to rent
Version: original language version with subtitles
Subtitle language: English, German
Resolution: 1998x1080
Size: 64,4 GiB
Container: QuickTime
Codec: ProRes (HQ), PCM
Running time (minutes): 60
Color: color
Sound: 5.1, 2.0
Aspect ratio: 1:1,78
Frames per second: 25
Number of reels: 1