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by Dennis Gansel


In 1942 two young boys, Friedrich and Albrecht are chosen to attend a "napola", one of the elite colleges founded during the Nazi era. Together they discover the world of friendship and they also have to face up to the difficulties of growing up in one of the toughest times in recent history.

original title: Napola
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Dennis Gansel
film run: 110'
screenplay: Dennis Gansel, Maggie Peren
cast: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Florian Stetter, Devid Striesow, Joachim Bissmeier
cinematography by: Torsten Breuer
film editing: Jochen Retter
art director: Matthias Müsse
costumes designer: Natascha Curtius-Noss
music: Angelo Badalamenti, Normand Corbeil
producer: Molly von Fürstenberg, Viola Jäger, Harald Kügler, Stephan Gärtner
production: Olga Film, Seven Pictures Film
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (DE), Filmförderungsanstalt FFA (DE)
distributor: Constantin Film, Atypfilm (CZ)
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