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A Voluntary Year

OT: Das freiwillige Jahr

Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler // Germany, 2019
Fiction Feature // FF2019



Do I stay or do I go? Ulrich Köhler‘s and Henner Winckler‘s sensitive filmic examination of the challenges of growing up. Jette (Maj-Britt Klenke) is about to start a voluntary year of community service in South America. Her single dad Urs (Sebastian Rudolph) strongly recommended it to her to prevent her from ending up just hanging about in the provinces. But Jette is torn between her boyfriend (Thomas Schubert) and the desire to live up to her father’s expectations. At the airport she decides against the trip and goes into hiding. When Urs finds her, he has to see that he can’t force his daughter’s development.



Das freiwillige Jahr

Fiction Feature





86 min

OV with English subtitles

Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler

Ulrich Köhler, Henner Winckler

Maj-Britt Klenke, Sebastian Rudolph, Thomas Schubert, Katrin Röver, Daniel Nocke, Stefan Stern, Margarita Breitkreiz, Helmut Florian Rupprecht, Hussein Eliraqui

Ingmar Trost, Katrin Schlösser

Patrick Orth

Laura Lauzemis

Pelin Gebhard, Ivana Vukovic

Corinna Liedtke (WDR)

Sutor Kolonko für WDR

Ingmar Trost, Sutor Kolonko: ingmar.trost@sutorkolonko.de

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