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"Kriegerin" (original title)

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Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alina Levshin ...
Marisa
Jella Haase ...
Svenja
Sayed Ahmad ...
Rasul (as Sayed Ahmad Wasil Mrowat)
Gerdy Zint ...
Sandro
Lukas Steltner ...
Markus
Sven Splettstößer ...
Uwe Trinkhaus (as Sven Splettstösser)
Anne Laszus ...
Melanie
Elias Raudith ...
Benny
Winnie Böwe ...
Andrea
Rosa Enskat ...
Bea
...
Oliver
Najebullah Ahmadi ...
Jamil (as Najebullah 'Najeb' Ahmadi)
Klaus Manchen ...
Großvater Franz
Falko Göthe ...
Buster
Maik Hennecke ...
Mike
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Marisa, a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, Jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the Neo-Nazi gang she belongs to, where hate, violence, and heavy parties are the daily rules. When 14-year-old Svenja joins the group, Marisa appears like a role model to her: she fits the purest idea of a combat girl fighting for the group's ideology. But Marisa's convictions will slowly evolve when she accidentally meets a young Afghan refugee. Confronted to him, she will learn that the black and white principles of her gang are not the only way. Will Marisa ever be able to get out of this group? Written by David Wnendt

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Excellent film downvoted, ironically, by skinheads
12 November 2013 | by (Wallis and Futuna) – See all my reviews

I don't know how to begin to express this: This exceptional film is under-rated by IMDb viewer votes, partly because the very type of racist right-wingers portrayed in the film tend to go on the internet and make their voices heard. For another example of this, see the exceptional Hungarian film "Just the Wind." It's a perverse irony that ratings really do affect the visibility of a film, and if you make something that takes a stand politically, you are walking into the den of predators. Politically voiced films are either overrated because boosters pile in (Michael Moore) or beaten down into obscurity by haters.

Alina Levshin absolutely storms off and slam-dunks this film. Really an extraordinary young actress and I can't wait to see what she does in the future. Jella Haase also makes a tremendously realistic portrayal of a teenager walking on the precipice of doom, as they do every day. The soundtrack was perfect, and really serves to remind you that you have brushed up against this subculture, it's everywhere in Central Europe. A great film and a really unique view into today's Germany.


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