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In the dark Middle Ages, young and unruly Goldmund is sent to a monastery by his father to atone for the sins of his mother, who abandoned them. It is there that he meets Narcissus, a brilliant, scholarly novice, who is introverted and aloof. A unique and deep life-long friendship is born. Narcissus chooses to remain detached from the world in prayer and meditation. Goldmund, who is passionate, sensual and impulsive, runs away from the monastery to live a picaresque wanderer's life, his amorous and artistic adventures leading him to discover the extremes of both ecstasy and pain. Several thrilling years pass, until one day these friends cross paths again…

NARCISSUS AND GOLDMUND is the film adaptation of literature Nobel Prize winner Hermann Hesse’s bestseller. First released in 1930, the novel has been translated into more than 40 languages and has inspired generations ever since.
Genre Drama, Literature
Category Feature
Year of Production 2020
Director Stefan Ruzowitzky
Screenplay Stefan Ruzowitzky, Robert Gold
Cinematography Benedict Neuenfels
Cast Jannis Niewöhner, Sabin Tambrea, Sunnyi Melles, Kida Khodr Ramadan, Emilia Schüle
Producers Helge Sasse, Christoph Müller, Peter Wirthensohn, Tommy Pridnig
Production Companies Tempest Film, Mythos Film, Lotus-Film, in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion
Runtime 120 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Shanghai 2020
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, BKM, German Motion Picture Fund, ÖFI, FISA, Vienna Film Fund, Land Niederösterreich, ORF (Film/Fernseh-Abkommen)

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