Godless Youth

by Alain Gsponer

In a dystopian, performance-oriented society, adolescents struggle for good grades while their dreams are shattered by an indifferent system.

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.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 100 minutes
Original title
Jugend ohne Gott
directed by
Alain Gsponer
produced by
die film gmbh in co-production with Constantin Film Production
Cast
  • Jannis Niewöhner (4 KINGS)
  • Fahri Ogün Yardim (GODLESS YOUTH, DOGS OF BERLIN)
  • Alicia von Rittberg (FURY)
  • Emilia Schüle (LENALOVE, NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND)
  • Jannik Schümann
  • Anna Maria Mühe (NSU GERMAN HISTORY X)
  • Rainer Bock (THE WHITE RIBBON, TWO LIVES, BARBARA)
  • Katharina Müller Elmau (COLONIA)
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“Outstanding actors.”
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“An intelligently crafted, gripping and politically provocative film.”
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