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Teenage Angst (2008)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 29 January 2009 (Germany)
At an elite private boarding school, four students form a clique to sneak out of school after hours, to meet, drink and play. Trying to escape the golden cage, which their wealthy parents ... See full summary »

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Thomas Stuber

Writers:

Holger Jäckle, Andrea Kuhn (storyline consultant)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Franz Dinda ... Konstantin Stürmer
Niklas Kohrt Niklas Kohrt ... Dyrbusch
Janusz Kocaj Janusz Kocaj ... Leibnitz
Michael Ginsburg Michael Ginsburg ... Bogatsch
Michael Schweighöfer Michael Schweighöfer ... Mentor
Stephanie Schönfeld Stephanie Schönfeld ... Vaneska
Kerstin De Ahna ... Frau Severin
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At an elite private boarding school, four students form a clique to sneak out of school after hours, to meet, drink and play. Trying to escape the golden cage, which their wealthy parents have stuck them in, they search for the extreme. Over time, their excessive games grow more and more violent, eventually turning against the weakest of their group: Leibnitz. As Dyrbusch (leader of the pack) and Bogatsch (the executive power) continue torturing Leibnitz, he voluntarily endures because he's unable to dispose of his tormentors, on one hand being afraid to lose their "friendship," and on the other hand, due to potential consequences which may arise from his parents. Konstantin, the opportunist, is the only one who sees through the immorality of their games, but he hesitates too long, not wishing to endanger the alleged common destiny that the boys in this school appear to have: their clique. They are swept deeper and deeper into the downward spiral of their own violence and peer ... Written by Anonymous / TrivWhiz

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

29 January 2009 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color
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Interesting premise, failed result
8 January 2012 | by Marcus PessoaSee all my reviews

The movie seems to have some influence of "The Young Törless", Robert Musil's novel was adapted for the screen by Volker Schlöndorff. The theme is similar: in an elite school, a group of students think they are "beyond good and evil" and bully on of its members, in a way that resembles the fascism.

"Reject the moral" means to them: massive alcohol and drug abuse, and various forms of rape and torture.

Unfortunately, the movie don't develops its interesting premise. What we see is only a strong graphic content with obvious homo-erotic subtext.

It's a weird school, where there is only one teacher and few students, and they are mere adjuncts. The author failed to portray a real school environment.

Maybe the story would be better if there were more brain and less eye candy.


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