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TEENAGE ANGST

by Thomas Stuber

synopsis

At an elite private Border School four students form a clique to sneak out of school after hours to meet, drink and play. By trying to escape the golden cage which their wealthy parents have stuck them in, they search for the Extreme. In the course of time their excessive games grow more and more violent and soon they turn against the weakest of the group: Leibnitz. Dyrbusch and Bogatsch continue to torture him, he voluntarily puts up with it because he can't manage to dispose of his tormentors, on one hand being afraid to loose their "Friendship" and on the other hand due to the consequences that might arise with his parents. Konstantin, the opportunist is the only one who sees through the moral magnitude of their games, but he hesitates too long not wanting to endanger the alleged common destiny that these boys in this school appear to have: their clique. They get caught deeper and deeper in this downward spiral of violence and peer pressure till the unavoidable happens.

original title: Teenage Angst
country: Germany
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Thomas Stuber
release date: DE 29/01/2009
cast: Franz Dinda, Niklas Kohrt, Janusz Kocaj, Michael Ginsburg, Stephanie Schönfeldn, Michael Schweighöfer
cinematography by: Peter Matjasko
film editing: Philipp Thomas
art director: Florian Kaposi
costumes designer: Isabelle Baumgartner
music: Matthias Klein
producer: Sinje Gebauer, M. Reza Bahar
production: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Gifted Films
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