The early 20th-century Austrian-Hungarian Empire. Törless, a young boarding school student, spends his time with class ringleaders Beineberg and Reiting. One day, discovering that a fellow student named Basini has stolen money from Beineberg, the latter comes up with a scheme together with his cohort Reiting according to which they oblige the boy to do what they want rather than report him. Törless becomes the innocent bystander of these humiliations.
Claus von Boro
Hans Werner Henze
Matthieu Carrière, Bernd Tischer, Marian Seidowsky, Alfred Dietz