Was soll bloß aus dir werden
AKA: What Shall Become of You?
Country: West Germany
13 year old Boris doesn't get the attention he needs from his mother and her boyfriend. As a result he spends time on the streets where he resorts to petty crime and falls under the influence of other street kids. He is picked on by older kids and is clearly in need of a friend. A male teacher realizes the situation and attempts to help Boris before it is too late.
- Michael Karnowsky
- Peter Seum
- Anita Lochner
- Dagmar Biener
- Jörg Friedrich
- Matthias Matz
5 member reviews/ratings for this MovieAverage Rating: (8.00 / 10)
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A wonderful film about a boy (Boris, superbly played by Michael Karnowsky) who would probably end up in prison but for the interest shown in him by a male teacher who takes the trouble to really try to help him, but without doing so in a patronising or overly interventionist way - respecting the boy's autonomy. The teacher faces some difficulty from an educational establishment which insists on rules and discipline, even though the teacher's own more informal approach is clearly working better with the kids he teaches. The ending of the film leaves the outcome a little uncertain, but we know that the boy has finally come to see the man as his helper and protector. A male teacher who evinces such an interest in a boy's welfare would hardly be tolerated now, as a result of which kids like Boris end up on the streets. An incredibly important film, and a testament to a more genuinely liberal and civilised era.My Movie Rating: 10 / 10
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