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3.8
385 Ratings

Young Törless

Der junge Törleß

Directed by Volker Schlöndorff
West Germany, 1966
Drama

Synopsis

At an Austrian boys’ boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized classmate—until the torture goes too far. Young Törless is adapted from Robert Musil’s acclaimed novel.

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Young Törless Directed by Volker Schlöndorff

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1966 | Winner: FIPRESCI Prize

German Film Awards

1966 | 3 wins including: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)

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