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4 Könige

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Theresa von Eltz // Germany, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2015



Christmas in Hamburg. For for young people conflicts at home have escalated to such an extent that their Yuletide celebrations are taking place in a psychiatric ward. Dr. Wolff (Clemens Schick) too, has no-one to spend Christmas with. The psychiatrist is controversial because of his unconventional methods. For new patients, he insists on a special therapy plan, despite the protests of his colleagues: he puts them together with Timo (Jannis Niewöhner), an aggressive boy with violent tendencies. At first, the experiment seems doomed to failure. But then an unexpected group dynamic develops between the four young people. 4 Könige is a heart-rending coming-of-age drama full of funny moments.


Theresa von Eltz (*1978) studied direction at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England. Her short film Gecko was shown in competition at the 2007 Berlinale. 4 Könige is her full-length debut and was nominated for the 2014 German Screenplay Prize.



4 Könige

Fiction Feature


Hamburger Filmschau//FF2015



98 min

OV with English subtitles

Theresa von Eltz

Esther Bernstorff

Paula Beer, Jella Haase, Jannis Niewöhner, Moritz Leu, Clemens Schick, Anneke Kim Sarnau

Benjamin Seikel, Florian Schmidt-Prange

Kristian Leschner

Anja Siemens

Marcus Rinn

Lucia Haslauer (ZDF), Olaf Grunert (ZDF/ARTE)

Port au Prince Pictures GmbH

C-Films (Deutschland) GmbH, Tatami Films GmbH, ARTE, ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel

Katharina Webersinke, Port au Prince Pictures GmbH: kw@port-prince.de

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