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Narcissus and Goldmund (2020)
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Narcissus and Goldmund (2020)
Original name: Narziss und Goldmund
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the dark middle ages young unruly Goldmund is sent to a monastery by his father to atone for the sins of his mother, who abandoned them. It is there that he meets Narcissus, a brilliant, scholarly novice, who is introverted and aloof. A unique and deep life-long friendship is born. Narcissus chooses to remain detached from the world in prayer and meditation. Goldmund, who is passionate, sensual and impulsive, runs away from the monastery to live a picaresque wanderer’s life, his amorous and artistic adventures leading him to discover the extremes of both ecstasy and pain. Several thrilling years pass, until one day these friends cross paths again...
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating
Plot: monastery, monk, friends, friendship, male female relationship, lifestyle, faith, student, violence, father, male nudity, drawing, humiliation, violent man, male objectification, public humiliation, naked in public, male star appears nude, pubic hair, nightgown, punched in the stomach, crotch grab, barefoot male, hands tied, biblical reference ...
Time: middle ages

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