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Werk ohne Autor
Archived: Werk ohne Autor (2018)

director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

composer: Max Richter
With: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, a.o.

duration: 188 minutes
War, Historical

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Young artist Kurt Barnert (Tom Schilling) has fled to West-Germany, but he continues to be tormented by the experiences he made in his childhood and youth in the Nazi years and during the GDR-regime. When he meets the student Ellie (Paula Beer), he is convinced that he has met the love of his life and begins to create paintings that mirror not only his own fate, but also the traumas of an entire generation.

"'Never Look Away' works best as a historical drama that explores the complexity of 20th century Germany. Admirably restrained, this is nonetheless a historical drama on an expansive canvas that, even though it runs over three hours, is always engaging." (The Hollywood Reporter)


director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
composer: Max Richter
producer: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, Quirin Berg, Jan Mojto, Max Wiedemann
screenplay: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Editor: Patricia Rommel, Patrick Sanchez Smith
Cinematography: Caleb Deschanel

production company: Wiedemann & Berg Filmproduktion

More info

dialogue: German
subtitles: Dutch/Fr subt.
Country: Germany - Italy
year: 2018


FLORIAN HENCKEL VON DONNERSMARCK: Mitternacht (1997, short), Das Datum (1998, short), Dobermann (1999, short), The Crusader (2002, short), Das Leben der Anderen (2006), The Tourist (2010), Werk ohne Autor (2018).

Technical Specs

format: DCP
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