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Narcissus and Goldmund (2020)

Narziss und Goldmund (original title)
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Goldmund is to study in the monastery Mariabronn. His father sent him there. There he meets a religious monk named Narcissus. He has subjected himself to a strict life and lives completely ascetically.


Stefan Ruzowitzky
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Credited cast:
Jannis Niewöhner ... Goldmund
Sabin Tambrea ... Narziss
Henriette Confurius ... Lene
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lukás Bech ... Priester
Roxane Duran ... Lisbeth
Georg Friedrich ... Fürst
Samuel Girardi Samuel Girardi ... Self
Michael Glantschnig ... Benjamin
Matthias Habich ... Burgherr
André Hennicke ... Lothar
Elisabeth Kanettis Elisabeth Kanettis ... Lise
Roman Johannes Kornfeld Roman Johannes Kornfeld ... Ulrich
Johannes Krisch ... Goldmunds Vater
Sunnyi Melles ... Gräfin
Jeremy Miliker Jeremy Miliker ... junger Goldmund


The young Goldmund is sent by his father to study in the monastery Mariabronn and meets there on the religious monastic student Narcissus. Narcissus has dedicated himself to the ascetic and austere life in the monastery with heart and soul and Goldmund first tries to imitate him. An intimate friendship soon develops between the two, but the boisterous and fun-loving Goldmund soon realizes that the life perspective the convent offers does not match his ideas of freedom and, emboldened by Narcissus, embarks on a journey full of adventure in which he finally meets his great love Lene. But years later, Narcissus and Goldmund meet again under dramatic circumstances .

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This is reportedly the first film adaptation of the well known book by Herman Hesse. See more »

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21 September 2020 | by jromanbakerSee all my reviews

Spiritual insight can rarely be brought to the screen. Dreyer, Bresson and sometimes Rohmer achieved it, but good though this director is and visually exciting though the film is it is a banal rendering of Hermann Hesse. I do not think any of his books can be brought to the screen because all our visual pictures of his books are different to each person's inner screen: the imagination. The opening music tried to establish a ' religious ' feel and so did the scenery behind it. A brave attempt to attract an audience to Hesse, but sadly in our current era ( certainly in the UK ) this very great author has lost his appeal. Even in the 1970's when he was distorted by ' hippie ' culture and very popular he was distorted. A 4 for the director for trying.

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Release Date:

12 March 2020 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Narcissus and Goldmund See more »


Box Office


EUR10,000,000 (estimated)

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Color | Color (RED EPIC DRAGON)

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2.35 : 1
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