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Young Törless

Volker Schlöndorff

 
Young Törless (Criterion DVD)

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  • Germany
  • 1966
  • 87 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.77:1
  • German
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  • Spine #279

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. Adapted from Robert Musil’s acclaimed novel, Young Törless launched the New German Cinema movement and garnered the 1966 Cannes Film Festival International Critics’ Prize for first-time director Volker Schlöndorff.

Cast

Credits

DirectorVolker Schlöndorff
MusicHans Werner Henze
ProducerFranz Seitz
Script adaptation treatmentHerbert Asmodi
Assistant directorsHerbert Rimbach and Klaus Müller-Laue
Production managerFranz Achter
Art directionMaleen Pacha
EditingClaus von Boro
SoundKlaus Eckelt
CinematographyFranz Rath
Based on the novel byRobert Musil

Disc Features

  • New, restored digital transfer
  • A German Movie, a new video interview with writer-director Volker Schlöndorff in which he reflects upon the making of Young Törless and its subsequent impact
  • Rare presentation of the original score by acclaimed composer Hans Werner Henze, with a video introduction by Schlöndorff
  • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes production images and promotional art
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: A new essay by film scholar Timothy Corrigan

    New cover by Michael Boland

Film Essays

Young Törless

By Timothy CorriganMarch 14, 2005

The appearance of Young Törless in 1966 signaled not only the debut of Volker Schlöndorff as a . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Young Törless

By Timothy CorriganMarch 14, 2005

The appearance of Young Törless in 1966 signaled not only the debut of Volker Schlöndorff as a . . . Read more »