30.09. - 09.10.2021

4 Könige Germany 2015 | 98 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Theresa von Eltz

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.

rated for 0 + years
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.
Original title: 4 Könige
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Theresa von Eltz
Screenplay: Esther Bernstorff
Cast: Paula Beer, Jella Haase, Jannis Niewöhner, Moritz Leu, Clemens Schick, Anneke Kim Sarnau
Producer: Benjamin Seikel, Florian Schmidt-Prange
Director of Photography: Kristian Leschner
Production Design: Marcus Rinn
Editor: Anja Siemens
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Lucia Haslauer (ZDF), Olaf Grunert (ZDF/ARTE)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Port au Prince Pictures GmbH
World Sales:
Production: C-Films (Deutschland) GmbH, Tatami Films GmbH, ARTE, ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Contact: Katharina Webersinke, Port au Prince Pictures GmbH:


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