SANCTUARY

FREISTATT

By Marc BRUMMUND

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Historical - Completed 2015

A movie based on true stories, about the merciless fight of a boy to save the last bit of humanity and dignity in an oppressive system of society.

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& Awards

Festival Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken 2015
Competition, Audience Award, Youth Jury Award, German Screenplay Award (Golden Lola)
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Historical, First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Marc BRUMMUND
    • Writer(s)
    • Marc BRUMMUND, Nicole ARMBRUSTER
    • Producer(s)
    • Stefan SPORBERT (Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion), Rüdiger HEINZE (Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion)
    • Synopsis
    • May 1968: Rolling Stones, bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, sexual revolution, protests against the Vietnam War… While Germany sets off for a new era of freedom, rebellious fourteen-year-old Wolfgang gets sent to Freistatt, a foster home for difficult children. There he shall be “educated” to become a decent boy. Wolfgang puts up a determined resistance against the brutal working conditions and the perfidious education methods of the wardens; he doesn’t allow them to get him down. But for how long can he manage to resist the system of violence and oppression without brutalising himself?
      A movie based on true stories, about the merciless fight of a boy to save the last bit of humanity and dignity in an oppressive system of society.
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