The Salvation of the World as We Know It

Category: feature
Director: Til Schweiger
Country: Germany, Poland
Year: 2021
Length: 136'
Production Status: completed


After an attempted suicide 18-year-old Paul is admitted to a therapy centre by his father, where he is diagnosed as bipolar. During his stay there, he meets other young people with psychological problems, including Toni and spends the happiest day of his life with her. But the next morning shows that a mental illness has no regard for happiness and yet he can't keep running away from reality. Paul finally decides to trust the people who love him the most and accepts their support.The tragicomedy displays great sensitivity and humour in its portrayal of hope and setbacks, pain and fear and what it means to enjoy life with a bipolar disorder.

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