Der Spalt

Der Spalt (The Gap - Mindcontrol) is a 2014 German feature film. The film was written and directed by Kim Schicklang. It was released on June 7, 2014.[1] In 2015 the film won an international film prize in Jakarta.[2]

Der Spalt
Directed byKim Schicklang
Produced byChristian Schieferdecker
Adrian Copitzky
Written byKim Schicklang
Story byKim Schicklang
StarringMarie Fischer
Folker Dücker
Dorothea Baltzer
Music byJens Hürkamp
Fabian Schaller
Kim Schicklang
CinematographyChristian Butz
Edited byKim Schicklang
Distributed bySchöne Neue Medien
Release date
  • June 7, 2014 (2014-06-07) (Germany)
Running time
101 minutes


The film is a drama which revolves around the isolation of a young transsexual called Alex. She is living together with her jobless mother in a dystopia. There is no hope for her. But Alex is getting in touch with Christian, a photo reporter. He is the first who recognized Alex as a woman. Together they try a revolution against sex and gender norming.


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  1. ^ "Der Spalt". LIFT. Das Stuttgart Magazin. Archived from the original on 2014-12-27. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  2. ^ "Gold Award Winner: International Feature Film - Der Spalt". Retrieved 2015-05-28.