A Voluntary Year

Das freiwillige Jahr

83 mins
7.2 / 10 (60)


Encouraged by her father, who hopes to save her from a life in the provinces, Jette is about to spend a year volunteering overseas. But love stands in the way of her father’s plans, and the girl no longer knows what she wants.

MUBI's take

Independence is a thrill and a burden in this compelling drama, as adolescent whims and parental anxieties collide. Co-directed by Ulrich Köhler with Henner Winckler, another lesser-known treasure of the Berlin School, it also features a romantic turn from Afire’s exceptional lead, Thomas Schubert!

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