Out of Place (Germany)
April 24 May 2 2020

Out of Place

Out of Place

  • Friederike Güssefeld


Rebels without a cause in a globalized world. Kevin, David and Dominik, three troubled teenagers who were deemed too difficult to be “re-educated” at home, are shipped off to Romania by the German authorities. There, they live with local families while hoping to go back to Germany as soon as possible. Exiled from their previous lives and country, they try to adapt as well as possible to their new environment. Going through the daily chores of a routine that is precise as a clockwork, the young men are closely watched by social workers that look a lot more like heavy metal fans than public officials. Slowly, between the teenagers and the families they live with, a new kind of understanding starts to thread its way, bypassing linguistic barriers and cultural habits. A mutual understanding and respect. But when will the grownups believe that the teenagers are worthy to return home? Friederike Güssefeld creates an insightful portrait of the severe challenges children are faced with while growing up in a world that is more and more commodified. A song for outsiders who try to find their place in the world. 
Giona A. Nazzaro
Length: 86'
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
Language(s): German, Romanian
Premiere status at VdR: World Premiere
VdR edition : 2019


Thomas Herberth  (Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion)
Florian Bruening  (Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion)

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Thomas Herberth
Horse&Fruits Filmproduktion
Tel. +436607062055


Language(s):  German, Romanian
Subtitles:  English, French
  • Tuesday 9 April
  • 18:30
Grande Salle

Followed by a discussion

  • Wednesday 10 April
  • 10:00