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.

Genre
Drama
Length
90 min
Language
German
Format
1:1.85-Color, DCP, 4K, 5.1
Written by
Marcus Seibert
Directed by
Sebastian Fritzsch
Cinematographer
Bernhard Keller
Casting
Marc Schötteldreier
Main Cast
Mala Emde, Leonard Scheicher
TV Editor
Andrea Hanke / WDR
Producers
Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann
Supported by
Film- und Medienstiftung NRW