By Theresa von Eltz, Germany, 2015, 100 min. With: Paula Beer, Jella Haase, Moritz Leu, Jannis Niewöhner, Clemens SchickIn
German with French subtitles.
About four youths in an adolescent psychiatric unit, 4 Kings boasts a cast of some of Germany's most up-and-coming actors. Charming and sarcastic, with subtle and sympathetic humour, director Theresa von Eltz directs her debut, coming-of-age drama with assurance. A tragicomedy that takes seriously the suffering of troubled youths, letting them find new hope, friendship and community, without a trace of fake sentimentality.
“Sensitively directed, beautifully performed.”– Jaie Laplante. Miami Film Festival