Kinski in her first Controversial Leading Role
German Title: REIFESEUGNIS [Certificate of Graduation]
also known as CERTIFICATE OF MATURITY and FOR YOUR LOVE ONLY
director: Wolfgang Petersen
starring: Nastassja Kinski · Christian Quadflieg · Judy
Winter · Klaus Schwarzkopf
year old Nastassja Kinski - in her first leading role - plays a teenager
named Sina Wolf who is having a love affair with her German literature
teacher Fichte, a man much older by fifteen years. One day, former boyfriend
Michael follows her to a lake in the woods where he watches Sina make
love with the teacher. The boy threatens her with sexual blackmail and
she agrees to meet him in the woods. Michael immediately tries to rape
Sina but she kills him during the assault. Terrified, she contacts the
police with a fabricated explanation that someone had attacked her but
Michael had tried to defend her and was killed by the stranger during
the scrimmage. Detective Finke doesn't totally believe the story and
attempts to discover the truth.
after this film, Natassja Kinski - the daughter of Klaus Kinski - found
International success through a series of notable films (including
Cat People, Roman Polanski's Tess). However, this particular
movie has not been released uncut in the United States due to her 'underage'
nude scenes. Today, after 70+ films, she is still active as an actress.
The director, Wolfgang Petersen, became a major A-List filmmaker with
the release of the award winning Das Boot in 1981. He has since
helmed many Hollywood blockbusters including Troy, Perfect
Storm, Poseidon, and Air Force One.
A German film with
English subtitles; fullscreen format, uncut (108 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT. Extras include trailers.
For Mature Audiences