Young Torless (DVD)

Young Torless (DVD)

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At an Austrian boys' boarding school in the early 1900s, shy, intelligent Törless observes the sadistic behavior of his fellow students, doing nothing to help a victimized classmate—until the torture goes too far. Adapted from Robert Musil's acclaimed novel, Young Törless launched the New German Cinema movement and garnered the 1966 Cannes Film Festival International Critics' Prize for first-time director Volker Schlöndorff.


  • New, restored digital transfer
  • A German Movie, a new video interview with writer-director Volker Schlöndorff in which he reflects upon the making of Young Törless and its subsequent impact
  • Rare presentation of the original score by acclaimed composer Hans Werner Henze, with a video introduction by Schlöndorff
  • Stills gallery of behind-the-scenes production images and promotional art
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Plus: A new essay by film scholar Timothy Corrigan

New cover by Michael Boland