Stations of the Cross

... is an indictment and, at the same time, the legend of a saint. It's a story of religion, devotion and radical faith, and the film itself comes along just as radical as the subject matter, telling the story in only 14 fixed-angle long shots.

  • 2014
Stations of the Cross

Maria is 14 years old. Her family is part of a fundamentalist Catholic community. Maria lives hereveryday 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.

Lea van Acken
Franziska Weisz
Florian Stetter
Hanns Zischler
Lucie Aron


Dietrich Brüggemann and Anna Brüggemann


Dietrich Brüggemann

Director of Photography

Alexander Sass

Produced by

Jochen Laube (UFA Fiction)

Executive Producers

Leif Alexis, Fabian Maubach (UFA Fiction)


Jörg Schulze, Frank Evers, Helge Neubronner (cine plus Filmproduktion), SWR, arte


Stefanie Groß (SWR), Barbara Häbe (arte)

World Sales

Beta Cinema