the forest within

The shy animal lover Jan falls in love with the activist Alice. But this love and the student protest milieu are too much for Jan. While Alice opens her heart to her fellow student with radical views, Jan slips into a schizophrenic crisis, a delusional intoxication that finally catapults him into psychiatry.

Alice accompanies his healing, but the deep blows that follow his release plunge Jan into a depression that leads him to end his life and set off for a new one with Alice accompanying him.

GenreDrama
Duration90 min
LanguageGerman
Format1:1,85, Color, DCP, 4k, 5.1
Production2Pilots
Written byMarcus Seibert
Directed bySebastian Fritzsch
CinematographyBernhard Keller
CastingMarc Schötteldreier
Main CastMala Emde, Leonard Scheicher
ProducersHarry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann
PartnersWDR
Supported byNRW Filmstiftung
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