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Am Rande der Zeiten - Directed by Jörg Reichlin


The creative crisis of poet Wolfgang Hanebrecht almost ended fatally, but the fool in him did not let himself get down.


The Frankfurt poet Wolfgang Hanebrecht escapes to an allotment garden in Zurich. There, he hopes to overcome his writer's block and come to terms with the untimely death of his wife. But the shadows of the past catch up with him and his draft novel ends up in the fire. While the headstrong poet finds himself under the bridge with the drifters, the fool in him with his creative power and passion, and his love for his daughter, save him from putting an end to his life. After a long silence, his daughter finally answers his calls again, waiting for him at the Frankfurt station with a surprise.

Director Biography

Jörg Reichlin

Jörg Reichlin schloss 1973 die Schauspielakademie Zürich mit Diplom ab. Seither stand er in mehr als 160 Rollen auf deutschen Bühnen und in über 70 Filmen vor der Kamera. Er schreibt auch Theaterstücke, Musicals und Drehbücher, die mit Erfolg aufgeführt wurden. Jörg Reichlin graduated from the Acting Academy Zurich in 1973. He played over 160 roles in Germany on stage and appeared in more than 70 films. He also writes theatre plays, musicals, and screenplays which were brought out with great success.


Writer, Director - Jörg Reichlin

Camera, Editor - Hans Schellenberg

Color - Stefan Mueller

Sound - Tom Wenger

Music - Simon Ho, Richard Koechli


Jörg Reichlin- Wolfgang Hanebrecht Silke Franz - Daughter Anna

Manfred Heinrich -Publisher

Beat Gärtner - Homeless

Uwe Schwarzwalder - Nephew

Regula Fischbach - Mrs. Hanebrecht

Jannis Reichlin - Freak

Linh Sievi - Young Girl Susan Kennel - Schriftstellerin

  • Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes

  • Completion Date: March 1, 2020

  • Country of Origin: Switzerland

  • Language: German

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1

  • Film Color: Color

Director’s statement:

For many people, artists are exotics and artistic processes are strange. How does the creative person come to his work? How does he manage to overcome difficulties and blockages? What does he do if his work is rejected? Then how does he survive? In the film “At the Edge of Time”, we take a look behind the scenes of the poet Wolfgang Hanebrecht, who tries to finish his second novel in an allotment garden away from his hometown, despite strokes of fate and financial difficulties. But in his creative crisis, he explains to his publisher, who is angry about the delay, "I'm just not a mayonnaise tube which you can press and art comes out!”

Useful Links: under KRITIKEN are also some English reviews of the film


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