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by Theresa von Eltz


Christmas is approaching, and with it, the desire for harmony, beauty, light and hope. Being unable to cope with her parents' conflict, Alex (16) makes a radical decision. A day later she finds herself in the adolescent psychiatric emergency unit. There she meets three other young people: Lara (17), the striking daughter from an academic family, who's having acid flashbacks; shy Fedja (16), who is being bullied at school; and violent Timo (17), who has just been moved from the closed ward. Under the care of the young psychiatrist Dr. Wolff (38), they will spend a Christmas together that none of them will ever forget.

international title: 4Kings
original title: 4Koenige
country: Germany
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Theresa von Eltz
film run: 98'
release date: DE 3/12/2015
screenplay: Esther Bernstorff
cast: Christoph Bantzer, Paula Beer, Jella Haase, Moritz Leu, Jannis Niewöhner, Clemens Schick
cinematography by: Kristian Leschner
film editing: Anja Siemens
music: André Feldhaus
producer: Florian Schmidt-Prange, Benjamin Seikel
production: C-Films Deutschland, Tatami Films
distributor: Port-Au-Prince Pictures GmbH

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