Film Sanctuary (Montréal)

Sanctuary © Zum Goldenen Lamm

Thu, 06/01/2017

Goethe-Institut Ottawa

Amphitheater 223 Main Street
K1S 1C4 Ottawa


By Marc Brummund, 2015, Germany, 104 min. With: Louis Hofmann, Alexander Held, Stephan Grossmann, Katharina Lorenz, Max Riemelt.
In German with French subtitles.

Based on true events. Marc Brummund tells the story of one of the worst juvenile detention centres in Germany in the 1960s and 70s. The film centers on Wolfgang, a 14 year old youth in conflict with his stepdad, who takes the opportunity to send him to Freistatt, a world of barred windows, forced labour and physical abuse.  With a rebellious, independent spirit, and a drive to be free, Wolfgang must learn to navigate between peer hierarchy and church authority.