Director Marc Brummund

Production year 2015

Length 104min.

Country Germany


May 1968: Rolling Stones, bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, sexual revolution, protests against the Vietnam War… While Germany sets off for a new era of freedom, rebellious fourteen-year-old Wolfgang gets sent to Freistatt, a foster home for difficult children. There he shall be “educated” to become a decent boy. Wolfgang puts up a determined resistance against the brutal working conditions and the perfidious education methods of the wardens; he doesn’t allow them to get him down. But for how long can he manage to resist the system of violence and oppression without brutalising himself?
A movie based on true stories, about the merciless fight of a boy to save the last bit of humanity and dignity in an oppressive system of society.


Marc Brummund
Marc Brummund



Stefan Sporbert, Rüdiger Heinze


Marc Brummund, Nicole Armbruster

Director of Photography

Judith Kaufmann

Music by

Anne Nikitin


Matthias Haeb


Hans Funck


Alexander Held, Stefan Grossmann, Max Riemelt, Louis Hofmann

Production company(ies)

Zum Goldenen Lamm Filmproduktion GmbH & Co.KG Alleenstr. 2 71638 Ludwigsburg

Marc Brummund

Studied psychology and journalism at the University of Hamburg as well as documentary film at ZELIG school for TV and film in Bolzano, Italy. Since 1999 director of numerous advertising films in 12 nations with awards in Cannes, Riga, Lisbon and Kiev. Since 2002 regular jury and lecturer jobs. 2004-06 Master Class in film directing at Hamburg Media School. The more than 50 international awards, include Berlinale, German Short Film Award, „Next Generation“Cannes, First Steps Award, Studio Hamburg Young Professionals Award and a nomination for the Student Oscar. Heim, Kühe Schubsen and Land Gewinnen have been selected as one of the best 100 short films of their year by AG Kurzfilm & German Films. Sanctuary is Brummund's first fiction in feature-film length film.


Kleiner Postraub (1998, short), Planet Underground (1999, doc.), Heim (2005, short), Draussen (2006, short), Kühe schubsen (2006, short), Odd men out (2007, doc.), Land gewinnen (2007, short), Fish & Onions (2011, doc.), Sanctuary (2015).

FILMS 2015