A gang of skinheads 'Russia 88' are filming propaganda videos in order to place it on the internet. At the same time the camera records the life of the gang, they become accustomed to this ... See full summary »
An interracial couple is attacked and the woman is gang-raped in a random attack. This prompts the woman to commit suicide and the man decides to seek revenge from the inside by joining the... See full summary »
Dave Oren Ward,
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 »
Trevor is a 16 year old, sometimes-violent skinhead with no regard for authority, and would rather spend his time stealing cars than sitting in the detention centre to which he is sent. His... See full summary »
Rage and intolerance collide with compassion Academy-Award nominated David Strathairn portrays Danny Dunkleman, a Jewish liberal humanist, and the court-appointed lawyer representing Mike ... See full summary »
Andrew W. Walker,
The film (the third of the Reding brothers) is about a German teenager following his identity crisis. The boy, transformed by the usual down-trodden socio-economic conditions of contemporary Europe, becomes a skin head, following the first one's lead. On the other side he befriends with a leftist (a punk) who is gay. This causes more and more conflicts which eventually leads to an atrocious end for the punk. The film offers scenes of homophobic violence by skinheads, and the whole relationship between the skinhead and gay movements (in Germany gay skinheads represent a substantial subculture).Written by
One of the best and most important German movies of the 1990s!
Everyone who wants to see this should be prepared that "Oi! Warning" is no Hollywood-cliché like "American History X" which deals with a predictable "bad-skinhead-becomes-imprisoned-makes-friendship-with-a-negro-and-turns-to-good-man"-plot. This movie is pure realism, almost like a documentary! The film is shot in black/white, sometimes the pictures are pretty elegant and stylish, often very similar to a video clip. Mainly this film is a portrait about a fascinating but dangerous subculture yet. However, "Oi! Warning" is too objective to deal with old-fashioned clichés, because it shows them skinheads as men who believe in there lifestyle and their ideals. Don´t think of searching any pseudo-moral or comments, I promise, you won´t find it here! A very good film with an explosive theme and a provoking un-happy ending!!
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