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The Last Years of Childhood

Die letzten Jahre der Kindheit

Directed by Norbert Kückelmann
West Germany, 1979


Examines how the law tends to mishandle delinquent children, and why correction centres can’t provide the answer to the problem. A boy, Martin, is used to illustrate the film’s points.

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The Last Years of Childhood Directed by Norbert Kückelmann

Awards & Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival

1980 | 2 special mentions including: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

German Film Awards

1980 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography (Gold)

1980 | 2 nominations including: Best Direction (Gold)