Wrong Elements

Wrong Elements

Direction: Jonathan Littell


Germany, France, Belgium, 2016
135 Min.

Sarah Wiener - One week among ZUD

zero one film in Coproduction with Veilleur de Nuit (FR), Wrong Men (BE).
Funded by Canal+, CNC, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Filmförderungsanstalt und Bayerischer Rundfunk/ARTE.

Rental: Neue Visionen Filmverleih
World Distribution: Le Pacte

World Premiere: May 14, 2016, Festival de Cannes
Cinema premiere: Apr 27, 2017



Uganda, 1989. A young rebel who claims to be visited by spirits, Joseph Kony, forms a movement against the central power: the LRA, The Lord’s Resistance Army. An “army” that grew by kidnapping teenagers – more than 60 000 over 25 years – of which less than half came out of the bush alive. Geofrey, Nighty and Michael, a group of friends, were among these teenagers, kidnapped at 12 or 13. Today, in their effort to rebuild their lives and go back to normality, they revisit the places that marked their stolen childhood. At the same time victims and murderers, witnesses and perpetrators of horrific acts that they don’t fully understand, they are forever the wrong elements which society struggles to accept.