Sons of Muse




Status: Released

Genre: Historic-Documentary

Duration: 83 min.


Director / writer: Philipp Clarin

Director of photography: Oliver Tataru

Editor: Thomas Kohler

Composer: Wolfram de Marco

Sound: Dominique Siemens

Production design: Cinzia Fossati

Costume design: Christina Vogel

Producer: DAvid Lindner Leporda


Production company: Filmallee

Co-producers: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Bayerischrer Rundfunk, HFF München

Funding: FFF- Bayern

Production country: Germany


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In 1939, the National Socialists founded an elite boarding school for music at the personal wish of Hitler himself. This would be where the most talented boys in the Greater German Reich would be brought up and trained to become the leading musicians of the future Germany.

But instead of raising the boys to also become proper Nazis, the school’s headmaster, Kurt Thomas, feels more obliged to church music and humanistic culture than to the strict marches and the blood and soil ideology of the Third Reich – and thus, at the “Musische Gymnasium” a dangerous and tricky balancing act between the poles of educational responsibility, artistic freedom and political doctrine takes its course.

Sons of the Muse“ recounts a fascinating microcosm and, with a wealth of archive material, tells a complex and gripping story from the times of the Third Reich.