In The Center Of The World

  • 8 10
  • 2017
  • 92min
In The Center Of The World
  • Original Title: The Center of the World (2001)

In bucolic rural Germany, the lives of four German teenagers are about to change. Childhood is behind them and the first glimpses of adulthood emerge with the insecurities that come with it.

In The Center Of The World

In The Center Of The World. A coming of age in rural Germany

This documentary portrays four teenagers from rural Germany on their first steps towards an adult life. The have to decide, wether the want to follow known paths or discover a new world.

Noel from North Rhine-Westphalia has Indian roots und is still searching for his own path, his own interests and goals.

Lea from Thuringia fights in the conflict between friendship, freedom and family for her wish to be treated as an adult.

Leif from Schleswig-Holstein seems to be grown up and only on second view one can see the cracks in his appearance. He is an unsecure youth with a wish for self-determination.

Johanna from Bavaria seems to be very clear about what her future should look like. However she’s fighting against different expectations from others and herself.

Thomas Oswald
Thomas Oswald Director

Production Companies

Rainville & Oswald GbR

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