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Center of My World (2016)

Die Mitte der Welt (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 10 November 2016 (Germany)
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After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

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Jakob M. Erwa

Writers:

Jakob M. Erwa (screenplay), Andreas Steinhöfel (based on the novel by)
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Complete credited cast:
Bendix Hansen Bendix Hansen ... Klein Phil
Sarah Fuhrer Sarah Fuhrer ... Klein Dianne
Louis Hofmann ... Phil
Sabine Timoteo Sabine Timoteo ... Glass
Ada Philine Stappenbeck Ada Philine Stappenbeck ... Dianne
Inka Friedrich ... Tereza
Svenja Jung ... Kat
Clemens Rehbein ... Kyle
Thomas Goritzki Thomas Goritzki ... Lehrer Händel
Jannik Schümann ... Nicholas
Manuel Schmitz Manuel Schmitz ... Klein Nicholas
Nina Proll ... Pascal
Sascha Alexander Gersak Sascha Alexander Gersak ... Michael
Milena Cestao Kolbowski Milena Cestao Kolbowski ... Kora
Can Bulut Can Bulut ... Jan
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After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.

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Drama | Romance

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Le Dernier Jour
Written by Sébastien Schuller (as Sebastien Schuller)
Performed by Sébastien Schuller (as Sebastien Schuller)
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A coming of age movie that works
26 March 2017 | by Red-125See all my reviews

The German film Die Mitte der Welt was shown in the U.S. with the translated title Center of My World (2016). It was written and directed by Jakob M. Erwa.

This movie can be interpreted in many ways. It's a coming of age movie, a gay love story, and a melodrama with many twists and turns.

Louis Hofmann plays Phil, a gay young man, who is looking for a boyfriend-lover-partner. Jannik Schümann plays Nicholas, who is handsome and athletic, and becomes Phil's boyfriend and lover, if not partner. Both Hofman and Schümann are fine young actors, and they do admirable work in this film. Also involved in the plot is Phil's twin sister, who may or may not have some special powers.

For me, however, the acting honors go to Sabine Timoteo as Glass, Phil's mother. She brings men into the family, and then sends them away, with devastating results to her children. Timoteo brings acting skills that allow her to inhabit this role. You can't take your eyes off her as she lives--and messes up--her life and the lives of others. She always tells just enough of the story to make you aware that she knows more than she tells.

The film will work well on the small screen.


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