Young Torless [1966] [Criterion] (DVD)

Volker Schlondorff

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At an Austrian boys' boarding school in the early 1900s, intelligent Torless 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 Torless launched the New German Cinema movement and garnered the 1966 Cannes Film Festival International Critics' Prize for first-time director Volker Schlondorff.

Product Details

  • Starring: Fred Dietz, Lotte Ledl, Barbara Steele, Mathieu Carriere, Marian Seidowsky
  • Format: Black & White, Dolby, DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: German
  • Subtitles: English
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Label: The Criterion Collection
  • Release Date: 03/15/2005
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Catalogue #: 279

Special Features

  • A German Movice,a new video interview with writer-director Volker Schlondorff in which he reflects upon the making of Young Torless and its subsequent impact
  • Rare presentation of the original score by acclaimed composer Hans Werner Henze (The Lost Honor Of Katharina Blum, Swann In Love), with a video introduction by Volker Schlondorff
  • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes production images and promotional art
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Plus: A new essay by film scholar Timothy Corrigan
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