4 kings - 4 Könige

Original title 4 kings
Country of production Germany
original language Deutsch
Publishing year 2015
Long 98 minutes
Age rating FSK 12 [1]
JMK 14 [2]
Director Theresa von Eltz
script Esther Bernstorff
production Florian Schmidt-Prange,
Benjamin Seikel
music André Feldhaus,
Marcel Noll
Camera Kristian Leschner
cut Anja Siemens

4 Kings is a German feature film directed by Theresa von Eltz . The film was produced by C-Films in coproduction with Tatami Films, ZDF ( Das kleine Fernsehspiel ) and Arte . The premiere took place on October 4, 2015 at the Hamburg Film Festival . The theatrical release was on December 3, 2015. [3]


The four teenagers Alex, Lara, Timo and Fedja are sent to a youth psychiatry over the Christmas period, as the conflicts at home threaten to escalate. While everyone spends the contemplative days outside with their loved ones, the four of them have only themselves. At first they seem like an explosive mixture, but the unconventional psychiatrist Dr. Wolff, to guide the young people in an orderly manner. They open up and spend a festival that is unique to them. Only Timo does not manage to keep his aggressions under control, and at the request of the home management he has to leave the group and return to the closed ward.


The film service judges that “in the drama, which is described entirely from the perspective of the young people, parents do not get away well as emotionally crippled adults, while the production devotes a lot of space and time to the angular protagonists and invites them to look and listen closely”. The "finely balanced film, with small humorous touches and a subtle glimmer of hope, is carried by the talented young actors". [4]



Individual evidence

  1. Release certificate for 4 kings . Voluntary self-regulation of the film industry , October 2015 (PDF; test number: 154 684 K).
  2. Age rating for 4 kings . Youth Media Commission .
  3. a b Four Kings. In: filmportal.de. German Film Institute , accessed on February 26, 2016 .
  4. Kirsten Taylor: 4 Kings. Filmdienst , 24/2015, accessed on January 1, 2016 (short review ).
  5. 4 kings. German Film and Media Rating (FBW), accessed on February 26, 2016 .
  6. a b Awards. Internet Movie Database, accessed January 1, 2016 .
  7. Archived copy ( Memento of the original from June 15, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.@1@2Vorlage:Webachiv/IABot/www.deutscher-filmpreis.de