A German postal worker's precious few months between diagnosis and death are chronicled with an acute and raw sense of honesty in "Stopped on Track." Helmer Andreas Dresen's latest slice-of-German-life, after such films as "Summer in Berlin" and "Cloud 9," recounts how an apparently healthy father, and his wife and two kids, try to cope with the man's ultimately fatal brain tumor. Pic's standouts are the sharp dialogue, all of it improvised, and ace cast, a mix of thesps and non-pros. Dire subject matter might scare off some arthouse buyers, though fest selections and Euro cable buys are guaranteed."
Boyd Van Hoeij