Junges Licht

JUNGES LICHT

“Junges Licht” (Young Light) is a 2016 German film, based on a novel by Ralf Rothmann, directed by Adolf Winkelmann, featuring Charly Hübner, Oscar Brose, and Lina Beckmann. A DVD will be available from Amazon.de in November 2016.

The first six photos are from the film, and the final four are promotional and location shots.

Julian Collien, (Oscar Brose), 12 years old, lives in a mining village characterized by constrictions, poverty and brutality. Julian doesn’t see any point in school: he wants to be a miner, just like his father. When his mother, who suffers from colic, has a nervous breakdown and takes his little sister to the sea, Julian and his father are left by themselves during the summer holidays. Now Julian feels responsible for the household, making bread and butter for his father and meeting him at the pit at the end of his shift. Julian doesn’t much like spending time with the other boys in the village, whose games tend to be violent. However, their landlord, Gorny, lends him a camera and tells the boy to take photographs of his friends when they go swimming. But Julian would much rather watch Marusha, Gorny’s precocious 15-year-old stepdaughter, who has captivated him – and also cast a spell over his father.13268383_1617332708505885_6466682336853557906_o Screen Shot 2016-05-21 at 13.32.05 Screen Shot 2016-06-26 at 21.28.37 Screen Shot 2016-05-23 at 10.26.39 tumblr_o88a5npy711sx855ro2_1280 Screen Shot 2016-06-25 at 12.33.02 tumblr_o88a5npy711sx855ro1_1280 tumblr_o7hh4dY3o31tkomcoo1_1280 8716_Winkelmann_web_mpm_lb 11403252_1079897565390643_9016683777508819984_n

13 thoughts on “Junges Licht

  1. Wonderful post, thanks! would love to see this movie as soon as it is released with english subtitles. Do you know if the book is published in english? or only in german?

    • As far as I can tell, Rothmann’s novel is not available in English translation. At least, I can’t find anything by searching amazon and the internet in general. The DVD, available on 18th November 2016, which can be found here
      https://www.amazon.de/Junges-Licht-Oscar-Brose/dp/B01FH24QUA/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1469040605&sr=1-1&keywords=junges+Licht
      only contains subtitled in the German language, and I am doubtful that a version with English subs will ever be released. Despite that, I’m still going to buy the DVD when it becomes available. The fact that Oscar Brose wears lederhosen throughout is a good enough reason for me! Also my description of the storey line is sufficient to get the gist of what’s going on.

      • Thank you! It is a pity that there are not a translated version. I cannot understand German… But well, I perhaps purchase the german DVD even knowing that I won’t understand what they say. I love boys in lederhosen too. Is sad that they do not wear them any more

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