© Constantin Film Verleih GmbH/die film gmbh/Marc Reimann
© Constantin Film Verleih GmbH/die film gmbh/Marc Reimann

Sun. Feb. 11, 2018 at 12:30 PM
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
North American Premiere
In Person: Alain Gsponer

Encore: Mon. Feb. 12, 2018 at 4:30 PM
Shattuck Cinemas, Berkeley

100 min. Germany (2017). DCP Projection. German w/ English subtitles.

Director: Alain Gsponer
Starring: Jannis Niewöhner, Fahri Ogün Yardim, Alicia von Rittberg, Emilia Schüle, Jannik Schümann, Anna Maria Mühe, Rainer Bock, Katharinas Müller Elmau
Screenplay: Alex Buresch, Matthias Pacht
Cinematography: Frank Lamm
Editor: Tobias Haas
Producers: Sophia Aldenhoven, Uli Aselmann
World Sales: Beta Cinema

In a not-to-distant future, in which integration serves to protect the elite and isolate the weak, the cities are hellholes and the countryside holds the fairytale promise of a better life, a young school girl is found in the woods during the annual graduates' assessment camp. Known for his upstanding morals, a teacher breaks with his own values on a quest for the truth – and is increasing entangled in a net of his own lies. Suddenly someone confesses to a murder that they couldn‘t have committed, and the fragile cohesion of a youthful elite society is threatened to destroy itself. Based on the popular novel "Jugend ohne Gott" 1938 ("The Age of the Fish" 1939) by Ödön von Horvath.

Presented in collaboration with the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco.