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Der junge Törless
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Young Torless -- At an Austrian boys' boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized classmate—until the torture goes too far.

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Writers:
Robert Musil (novel)
Herbert Asmodi (adaptation)
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Release Date:
22 July 1968 (USA) See more »
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At a boarding school in the pre-war Austro-Hungarian Empire, a pair of students torture one of their fellow classmates... See more » | Add synopsis »
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4 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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An indictment of the military system and its dehumanization See more (16 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Mathieu Carrière ... Thomas Törless
Marian Seidowsky ... Anselm von Basini
Bernd Tischer ... Beineberg
Fred Dietz ... Reiting
Lotte Ledl ... Gastwirtin / Innkeeper
Jean Launay ... Mathematiklehrer / Maths Teacher

Barbara Steele ... Bozena
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Herbert Asmodi ... Vater Törless / Törless' father (uncredited)
Hanna Axmann-Rezzori ... Mutter Törless / Törless' mother (uncredited)
Fritz Gehlen ... Direktor / School principle (uncredited)

Directed by
Volker Schlöndorff 
 
Writing credits
Robert Musil (novel)

Herbert Asmodi (adaptation)

Volker Schlöndorff (screenplay)

Produced by
Louis Malle .... producer
Franz Seitz .... producer
 
Original Music by
Hans Werner Henze 
 
Cinematography by
Franz Rath 
 
Film Editing by
Claus von Boro 
 
Set Decoration by
Maleen Pacha 
 
Makeup Department
Barbara Guffler .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Franz Achter .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Klaus Müller-Laue .... assistant director
Herbert Rimbach .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Georg Attlfellner .... property master
 
Sound Department
Klaus Eckelt .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jürgen Jürges .... assistant camera
Karl Reiter .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Eva Gall .... wardrobe (as Eva-Maria Gall)
Maleen Pacha .... costumer
 
Other crew
Jutta Gruendel .... script supervisor (as Jutta Gründel)
Louis Malle .... supervisor
 

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Also Known As:
"Der junge Törless" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
Germany:87 min | Argentina:90 min
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First feature film directed by Volker Schlöndorff.See more »
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14 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
An indictment of the military system and its dehumanization, 13 February 2001
Author: csdietrich (csdietrich@hotmail.com) from Palm Springs

Faithfully adapted from author Robert Musil, this study of sadism and masochism among students at an Austro-Hungarian boys prep school is a parable of fascism and its origins. Barbara Steele is radiant and splendid as Bozena the prostitute who awakens the nascent sexual nature of the adolescent students. Lovingly photographed in black and white, YOUNG TORLESS evokes the mood and claustrophobic horror of the dehumanizing military system. Matthew Carriere gives an unblemished and heartfelt performance as an innocent caught behind the barbed wire walls of his very soul and the duty to which he has been placed. A must-see for everyone and an advocacy for pacificism. This was Volker Schloendorff's first film, and by admission one of Barbara Steele's favorite roles.

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