This film from 1983 tells the story of Thomas (Nikolas Vogel) who comes from a good background but a home life that is marred by his over ambitious and some would say martinet like mother. He seems to be in a cycle of fighting all the time; at school he starts failing in his grades – adding to the home life grief.
Then he discovers right wing politics and all of a sudden he has a purpose in life. This exposes him to ideals of inclusiveness that only exist to exclude others. There is a lot of growing up and coming of age too and a fair amount of ‘eroticism’ or at least sexual tension. There is a quote which sort of explains his motivation – ‘your heart has to break for the right ideals’.
This is a film that is unpretentious in what it wants to do and just sets out its stall; we have holocaust denier’s here too. It is a well acted and made film but the quality of the print is a bit ‘transfer from video feel to it’; but once I got used to that I hardly noticed it. This is a film for people who like films to make you think, be a bit provocative and just that bit left of left field – recommended.
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Awesome Film!May 20 2009
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This film shows the power of the neo-nazi movement in Germany following the second World War. It does so very well. You will enjoy this film, especially if you are educated on pre WWII German sociology and psychology (basic 20th century european history really).
Disenfranchised kids are lured into the Neo-Nazi underground and the drama, action, adventure that follows is gripping. The main character is strong and his story line is wonderfully constructed. The sex and nudity is probably overdone, and the drama sometimes too strong, but the positive characteristics of the film well overcome the few negative ones.
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