MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,266 this week

Tough Enough (2006)
"Knallhart" (original title)

 -  Crime | Drama  -  9 March 2006 (Germany)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 2,668 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 30 critic

When Miriam splits up with her wealthy lover, she and her 15-year-old son Michael have to move from posh Zehlendorf to run-down Berlin-Neukölln. The boy finds friends in his new ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 119 titles
created 10 Sep 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 03 Nov 2012
 
a list of 35 titles
created 13 Nov 2012
 
a list of 25 titles
created 27 Jan 2013
 
a list of 49 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Tough Enough" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Tough Enough (2006)

Tough Enough (2006) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Tough Enough.
9 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Based on the true story of Benjamin Prufer and Sreykeo Solvan. The unexpected and uncertain love story of Sreykeo, a 21 year old bar girl in Phnom Penh and Ben, a young German student ... See full summary »

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: Apinya Sakuljaroensuk, David Kross, Jens Harzer
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Germany in the early 19th century. "Die Vermessung der Welt" follows the two brilliant and eccentric scientists Alexander von Humboldt and Carl Friedrich Gauss on their life paths.

Director: Detlev Buck
Stars: Albrecht Schuch, Baldanpurev Sambuu, Agi Ariunsaichan Dawaachu
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Director: Sherry Hormann
Stars: Johanna Wokalek, Iris Berben, Richy Müller
Karniggels (1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The young policeman Koeppe just left the academy and is transferred to a small police station in the countryside. He's a merry guy and dreams of a career, however he's not very bright. A ... See full summary »

Directors: Detlev Buck, Hans-Erich Viet
Stars: Bernd Michael Lade, Ingo Naujoks, Julia Jäger
Ganz und gar (2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Torge is a good looking, popular teenager, self confident and known for his sexual conquests in his town, an example of the "nice but macho" guy from a small Western European town, endowed ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner
Stars: David Rott, Mira Bartuschek, Hanno Koffler
Herr Lehmann (2003)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In October 1989, the part of the West Berlin borough of Kreuzberg called SO 36, had been largely shut off by the Wall from the rest of the city for 28 years. A lethargic sub-culture of ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Christian Ulmen, Katja Danowski, Detlev Buck
Sun Alley (1999)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of kids grow up on the short, wrong (east) side of the Sonnenallee in Berlin, right next to one of the few border crossings between East and West reserved for German citizens. The ... See full summary »

Director: Leander Haußmann
Stars: Alexander Scheer, Alexander Beyer, Robert Stadlober
Rage (TV Movie 2006)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Züli Aladag's critically acclaimed, but controversial movie deals with the conflict of Can, son of Turkish immigrants, and the Laubs, a supposedly liberal middle class family. Simon Laub, ... See full summary »

Director: Züli Aladag
Stars: Oktay Özdemir, Robert Höller, August Zirner
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Hans Steinbichler
Stars: Juliane Köhler, Hannelore Elsner, Karoline Herfurth
Boy7 (2015)
Drama

A teenager wakes up in a subway car with no memory of how he got there or who he is.

Director: Özgür Yildirim
Stars: David Kross, Emilia Schüle, Katharina Rübertus
Adam & Eva (2003)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Adam, a firefighter, rescues Eva out of a burning house. 4 years later: they're married and the everyday life aparts them. Adam begins an erotic affair with his brothers au-pair, and eva ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Harather
Stars: Marie Bäumer, Simon Schwarz, Pierre Besson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Bettina Blümner
Stars: Klara Reinacher, Tanutscha Glowasz, Mina Bowling
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Michael Polischka
Jenny Elvers-Elbertzhagen ...
Miriam Polischka
Erhan Emre ...
Hamal
Oktay Özdemir ...
Erol (as Inanç Oktay Özdemir)
Kida Khodr Ramadan ...
Barut
Arnel Taci ...
Crille
Kai Michael Müller ...
Matze
Hans Löw ...
Kommissar Gerber
Jan Henrik Stahlberg ...
Dr. Klaus Peters
Amy Mußul ...
Lisa
Georg Friedrich ...
Holger Hagenbeck
...
Strippe
Henriette Müller ...
Jule
...
Elke
Fabian Krüger ...
Rainer der Künstler
Edit

Storyline

When Miriam splits up with her wealthy lover, she and her 15-year-old son Michael have to move from posh Zehlendorf to run-down Berlin-Neukölln. The boy finds friends in his new neighborhood, but at school he is victimized and pressed for money by Errol and his gang. Handing over money from a burglary rather serves to encourage the bullies instead of warding them off, so Michael is desperately looking for a better solution. Written by Armin Ortmann {armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de}

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 2006 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Tough Enough  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When returning from their burglary at Klaus' mansion, Michael and his two new school friends can be seen sitting in a subway whose cars are openly connected so that you can walk the whole subway from one end to the other without passing a door (which is a newer model of "U-Bahn"-trains in Berlin). When the three boys leave the train at the station, the subway model suddenly has changed. The type of cars you can see from the outside then cannot be walked continuously from one end of the train to the other. Instead those (older) cars are separate units connected "one by one" externally - to get to another car you would have to leave through the side doors and enter the next car the same way. See more »

Soundtracks

Apollo (Apollon Musagéte)
Written by Igor Stravinsky
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Raw and hard
28 November 2010 | by (Belgium) – See all my reviews

Is Germany trying to have its own crime epic, its own "Goodfellas"? Well, not quite, though it looks that way from a distance. "Knallhart" is actually just a coming-of-age tale about a 15-year-old boy (the very convincing David Kross) who just happens to meet a whole bunch of criminals along the way. The script isn't really too exceptional, but the stale, naturalistic look of the movie still makes it worthwhile. I really liked how the frames just screamed desperation on behalf of every single character. One thing that struck me as odd though is that the movie's running time is so short, the character of Michael Polischka just didn't seem like he was done yet. Because of that the ending feels very abrupt, it made me feel somewhat unfulfilled. The first hour is downright excellent though, beautiful realistic cinema.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
name of the song chel132004
DVD release? she-s-crafty
English subtitle Tatwaffe_
Just saw it yesterday on Arte TV ethev
Discuss Tough Enough (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?