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Sanctuary

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Year of participation 2015
Program Feature Competition

Sanctuary
Producer(s) Stefan Sporbert, Rüdiger Heinze
Director(s) Marc Brummund
Script Marc Brummund, Nicole Armbruster
Director of Photography Judith Kaufmann
Music by Anne Nikitin
Sound Matthias Haeb
Edit Hans Funck
Cast Alexander Held, Stefan Grossmann, Max Riemelt, Louis Hofmann

Production company(-ies) Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion GmbH & Co.KG Alleenstr. 2 71638 Ludwigsburg
 

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.

Awards
Audience Award, Youth Jury Award, Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken, Germany, 2015; German Screenplay Award, Golden Lola, Germany, 2013; Screenplay Award, Emden FF, Germany, 2012

 Hirair and Anna Hovnanian Foundation
 
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