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OT: Im Mittelpunkt der Welt

Thomas Oswald // Germany, 2016
Documentary Feature // FF2017
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Documentary “The longer you think, the likelier it is that you’ll get something like the double bonus game on a fruit machine”: four young people from the German provinces are on the threshold of adulthood. A time of upheaval and insecurity. The known is coming to an end, the unknown hasn’t yet begun. Noel, Lea, Leif and Johanna wish for boundaries and self-determination. But where will their paths lead? Embedded in superbly photographed landscapes, the film portrays the four protagonists over a year in limbo between doubt and hope.


THOMAS OSWALD (*1980) is a graduate of the Hamburg Fine Arts University and studied under Rüdiger Neumann and Wim Wenders. He works as a director and cameraman. Im Mittelpunkt der Welt is his debut full-length film.


Im Mittelpunkt der Welt

Documentary Feature


Hamburger Filmschau//FF2017



92 min

OV with English subtitles

Thomas Oswald

Thomas Oswald

Thomas Oswald

Thomas Oswald

Ramon Raoul Urselmann


Rainville & Oswald GbR

Rainville & Oswald GbR

Thomas Oswald, Rainville & Oswald GbR: mail@thomas-oswald.com

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