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Tough Enough (2006)

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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 ...
Miriam Polischka (as Jenny Elvers-Elbertzhagen)
Erhan Emre ...
Hamal
Oktay Özdemir ...
Erol (as Inanç Oktay Özdemir)
Kida Khodr Ramadan ...
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Kai Michael Müller ...
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Hans Löw ...
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Holger Hagenbeck
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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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Unoriginal but good addition to troubled teenager film
3 October 2007 | by See all my reviews

Interesting how one person read this film as having a subtext to do with fear of immigration and other races. I found this quite harrowing to watch, it pressed buttons for me, leaving me quite disturbed and depressed afterwards. I d recommend it to anyone doing work with kids around bullying. The central character is faced with some hard choices. After watching this, I was left wondering what exactly I might do, given the same set of circumstances. There's a frenetic, techno charged turbo driven soundtrack, rapid editing and wonky camera angles, but this is used skilfully. There's two scenes of incredible tension where the filmmaker slows down, the camera becomes still which brings emphasis to bear on the events. All in this is competently executed and while not up there with Los Olvidados or 400 Blows is nonethless well worth a look.


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