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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Jeunesse sans Dieu

Fortnight 1996, Feature film, 1 h 21

Synopsis

Germany in the thirties, after the nazis came to power. A young high school teacher, Pabst, has to deal with an increasing racism and intolerance among his pupils. They exclude him from their world. During a military training in a summer camp, one of his pupils is murdered. At the following trial, Pabst’s statement brings disgrace on him and costs him his job as a teacher.

Director

Catherine Corsini

She directed her first short film in 1983, La Mésange. In 1984, she directed Ballades which won an award in Cannes. In 1986, her third short film, Nuit de Chine, won an award for Best direction in Grenoble. She made her first full legnth film in 1987: Poker, and two television films: Fatale Obsession, and Interdit d’amour, awarded at FIPA. Her second film, Les Amoureux, was shown at Cinémas en France in 1994. She participated in the writing of the screenplay for Gaël Morel’s film: A toute vitesse.

Catherine Hiegel
Jacques Bataille
Josse de Pauw
Marc Barbé
Martin Amic
Nathalie Richard
Roland Amstutz
Samuel Dupuy

Screenplay
Alain Le Henryd’après le roman “Jugend ohne Gott” de Odon von Horvath

Image
Agnès Godard

Sound
Ricardo Castro

Editing
Yann Dedet

Music
Ghedalia Tazartes

Set decoration
Laurent Allaire

PRODUCTION : Ellipse Programme 15, square Vergennes, 75015 Paris Tél. : 01 45 31 00 01 Fax : 01 45 33 00 09 La Sept/Arte Elzevir Films VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Canal + Distribution 6, bd de la République, 92514 Boulogne Cedex Tél. : 01 46 10 12 00 Fax : 01 46 10 12 20