Film Platform for Schools Das freiwillige Jahr / A Voluntary Year

Profil Man and Woman Grandfilm

Fri, 01.10.2021 -
Thu, 30.06.2022

Online in Ireland

Online IFI@Schools

Dir: Ulrich Köhler & Henner Winckler, 86 Min., Germany 2019

Beginning her life after her leaving cert and not wasting away in an East Westphalian province - that is the unspoken demand witch single father Urs has for his daughter Jette. He has got enough on his plate with his incapable brother and the affair with his receptionist. So, all of a sudden, the day of Jette's departure for her Voluntary Social Year at a Costa Rican hospital is here, but Jette is torn between her first love Mario and her wish to fulfil her father's expecations. In the end, it's a missing camera that results in Mario giving Jette a ride to the airport, making her think about her plans again. She decides not to go and together with Mario she hides from her father for days. When Urs finally finds Jette, a difficult process starts for all parties involved and the cards are being reshuffled.

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The Goethe-Institut Irland has developed teaching materials for "A Voluntary Year" which can be downloaded here.

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Presented by the Irish Film Institute in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Irland.