Die Mitte der Welt 2016
1h 55min | Drama | 10 November 2016 (Germany)
After a summer spent with his his best friend Kat to escape his family, Phil goes back to school and starts to question his feelings towards Nicholas, a new classmate.
To start with, I completely disagree with a previous 2/10 review.
“Center of my world” / “Die Mitte der Welt” was and is one of my most beloved novels I first read end of the 90ies shortly before it has been released. It’s a wonderful book I always return to. I didn’t know how it could be brought to screen – until now.
When I first saw the trailer I was already roped back into the world of Steinhöfels book. I needed to see this film and I did on the first weekend. While they removed several parallel and back stories of the book to create a better narration for the screen, they managed to keep the dreamy atmosphere of the book for the whole 2 hours. The main cast is more than perfect, from Louis Hofmann as Phil to Sabine Timeteo as his mother, to Jannik Schürmann as Nicholas. I fell in love with each of them. The setting in the small town and the enchanted home of the “different” family was a perfect match to the tone and style of the story. It was wonderful to live, laugh and cry with the characters throughout, a very emotional, dreamy, wonderful journey, accompanied with a beautiful soundtrack. The love story between the two main characters blew me away, so real, intimate and wonderful to watch.
I didn’t see any other film this year that I embraced so much like “Die Mitte der Welt”. Maybe I will see it a second time in the cinema but the Blu-ray will be on my shelves on day one. Go and watch it, it won’t get better this year.
Director: Jakob M. Erwa
Writers: Jakob M. Erwa (screenplay), Andreas Steinhöfel (based on the novel by)
Stars: Inka Friedrich, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Thomas Goritzk, Louis Hofmann
Country: Germany | Austria
Language: German | English
Release Date: 10 November 2016 (Germany)
Also Known As: Center of My World
Filming Locations: Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
File size : 7.94 GiB
Duration : 1 h 55 min
Overall bit rate : 9 870 kb/s