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Make or Break

Make or Break

Non-competitive programs Projection extérieure - Documentaire

Wednesday 6 | 10pm


Alex grows up in the GDR era with his single mother. When she publicly criticises the state, the youth welfare authorities decide to send him to a children's home. After several escape attempts, Alex is sent to the Closed Juvenile Detention Centre Torgau. Its only purpose is to break the will of the adolescents, using military drill and violence. Will Alex break?

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Mike Plitt

Distribution :

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Director(s) :
Falk Schuster
Mike Plitt

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Falk Schuster

Falk Schuster was born in 1980 and studied design at the Burg Giebischenstein School of Art and Design in Halle, Germany. Since 2009, he has been working freelance in animation, focusing on directing, animation and design. He founded his own animation studio Animated stories. His films have won numerous awards at festivals in Germany and around the world.

Mike Plitt

Biography to come

25th Off-Courts Trouville from September 7 to 13 2024

The call for entries will be from April 10 to June 12, 2024 on

The program will be announced from July 17, 2024

Practical information :

All festival activities are free and open to all.
Cinema screenings are available free of charge with tickets, which can be collected on the day of the screening from the festival reception.