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 Traveling on One Leg

Traveling on One Leg

A Short film by Alexandru Petru Bădeliţă

Produced by Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains

Production year : 2015


In Romania, during the communist regime in 1985, thirty-year-old Irene falls deeply in love with a German man named Franz. They share a brief and intense love affair. When Franz leaves Romania, Irene decides to follow him to Berlin so they can stay together. After arriving here, Irene slowly realizes that Franz no longer wants to be with him. She finds herself cast into a spiral of melancholy and nostalgia about her lost love and her country.

Actors (3)

Production and distribution


Adapted from Traveling on One Leg by Herta Müller.

Photos (6)

Full credits (13)

Technical details

Short film

Genres :

Fiction, Experimental

Sub-genre :

Literary adaptation , Psychological drama

Themes :

Love, Emigration, Art

Production language :

Romanian, German

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Nationality :

100% French (France)

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Runtime :

50 min 40 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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