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Film Fest Gent - Das freiwillige Jahr
Archived: Das freiwillige Jahr - A Voluntary Year (2019)

director: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler

With: Maj-Britt Klenke, Sebastian Rudolph, Thomas Schubert, a.o.

duration: 86 minutes
Drama, Family

Official Selection - Global Cinema

Jette's father has decided that she should take a sabbatical. It'll do her good to do voluntary work in Costa Rican hospital, explore the world and learn to take care of herself. A chance of a lifetime, right? But her father has completely forgotten to ask Jette what SHE wants. How will she ever leave the nest if her father keeps making every major decision for her? This coming-of-age drama zooms in on the difficult relationship between a controlling father and his rebelling daughter.


director: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
producer: Ingmar Trost
screenplay: Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler
Editor: Laura Lauzemis
Cinematography: Patrick Orth

production company: Sutor Kolonko

More info

dialogue: German
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Germany
year: 2019


ULRICH KÖHLER (1969): Feldstraße (1993, short), Palü (1998, short), Rakete (1999, short), Bungalow (2002), Montag kommen die Fenster (2006), Sleeping Sickness (2011), In My Room (2018), Das freiwillige Jahr (2019). HENNER WINCKLER (1969): Pool (1993, short), Darlings (1993, short), School Trip (2002), Lucy (2006), A Voluntary Year (2019).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
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