Forces

In a secluded village, with no direct reference to a specific place and time, an adolescent boy is defenselessly exposed to a world full of emotional coldness and violence.

A secluded village surrounded by raw nature, with no direct reference to a specific place and time. Daniel, a 14-year-old gentle boy, seems to be thrown into this world full of emotional coldness and violence. His existence is based on two words: "tolerate" and "renounce". He is self-sacrificing towards his environment, tries to please his violent brother, and devotedly cares for his terminally ill father, who longs for his inevitable death but is discouraged to end his life himself. In the face of his family's unkindness, he finds a little solace in raw nature, a dense forest, and forms a bond with an outcast who has just returned to the village after many years. An outcast like Daniel. Both share an intense connection with nature. After all, Daniel begins to trust him and thinks he has found a friend in him. At the peak of his true emotions, Daniel loses himself in the infinite of nature and in the end is relentlessly at its mercy.   

 

Picture: Kinescope Film GmbH / Rafael Starman

Feature Film
Completed
147 minutes
Script
Constantin Hatz
Director
Constantin Hatz
Production
Kinescope Film GmbH
Producer
Matthias Greving
Line producer
Janina Sara Hennemann
Funding
Supported with funds from nordmedia - Film- und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen mbH
Supported with funds from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM)
Supported by the Netherlands Film Fund (NL)