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

 -  Crime | Drama  -  9 March 2006 (Germany)
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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 »

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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
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Strippe
Henriette Müller ...
Jule
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Elke
Fabian Krüger ...
Rainer der Künstler
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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}

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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 »

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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.


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