Godless Youth

a die film gmbh - production in Co-production with Constantin Film Production

"Jugend ohne Gott" ("Godless youth")
based loosly on the novel "Godless Youth" by Ödön von Horváth

In a not-to-distant future, in which integration serves to protect the elite and isolate the weak, in which the cities are hellholes and the countryside holds the fairytale promise of a better life, a young female pupil is found in the woods during the annual final-year assessment camp. On his quest for the truth, the reputedly morally upright teacher breaks with his own values, as he becomes increasingly entangled in his own lies. Suddenly someone confesses to a murder that he couldn't have committed, and the fragile cohesion of a youthful elite society threatens to destroy itself.


  • Europäischer CIVIS Kinopreis 2018
  • Emilia Schüle - Beste Darstellerin Jupiter Award 2018
  • Erwin Prib in der Kategorie "Szenenbild" für den Deutschen Filmpreis nominiert.
  • Jannis Niewöhner für den diesjährigen "Bambi" nominiert.
  • Film Festival Schlingel 2017 - Wettbewerb Blickpunkt Deutschland
  • Jannis Niewöhner - Bester Nachwuchsdarsteller - Bay. Filmpreis 2016
  • Enis Rotthoff nominiert für den Deutschen Filmmusikpreis 2018
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Movie details:

  • Year: 2017
  • Genre: Drama
  • Actors: Jannis Niewöhner, Fahri Yardim, Emilia Schüle, Anna Maria Mühe, Alicia von Rittberg, Jannik Schümann, Iris Berben, Rainer Bock, Katharina Müller Elmau, uva.
  • Director: Alain Gsponer
  • Writer: Alex Buresch, Matthias Pacht
  • Camera: Frank Lamm
  • Casting: Nina Haun
  • Editors: Tobias Haas, Melanie Landa
  • Production design: Erwin Prib
  • Grafic Artist Art Department: Sabine Steinhof
  • Costume: Katharina Ost
  • Funding: FFF Bayern, HessenFilm, DFFF, FFA
  • Co-Producers: Oliver Berben, Martin Moszkowicz (Constantin Film)
  • Producer: Uli Aselmann, Sophia Aldenhoven

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