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Children of Wax (2007)

Turkish and Neo Nazi gangs battle over territory and drug trafficking in Berlin, while a serial killer is on the loose. This action thriller brings several cultures together wanting to dispose of evil and stop the violence.


Ivan Nichev (as Ivan Nitchev)


Steven Cornwall (story), Menahem Golan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Kemal
Udo Kier ... P.
Daniel Bernhardt ... Murat
Hal Ozsan ... Hakan
Shirly Brener ... Greta
Naum Shopov Naum Shopov ... Mustapha
Ioan Karamfilov Ioan Karamfilov ... Tonino
Peter Cunningham ... Blind Joe
Ulf Montanus ... Manfred
Konstantin Semergiev-Koko Taison Konstantin Semergiev-Koko Taison ... Babbles
Assen Blatechki Assen Blatechki ... Eichler
Deyan Donkov Deyan Donkov ... Fritz (as Deian Donkov)
Lydie Denier ... Monica (as Lydie Denier)
Michael Baral ... Hans
Valentin Ganev ... Hainrich


In Kreuzberg, Berlin, the Turkish gangs of immigrants and the skinheads are permanently fighting against each other and drug trafficking. Meanwhile, a serial-killer is killing children in the neighborhood. The Turkish Commissary Kemal is transferred from Wiesbaden to Kreuzberg, where he was born, and assigned to investigate the murderers. When the Turkish gang accuses the Neo Nazi gang of murdering the Turkish children, they schedule a war in a club. But the leader of the skinheads claims that his gang is not killing the children. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Release Date:

17 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killing Grounds See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria


Box Office


$3,000,000 (estimated)
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25 February 2009 | by mikelaySee all my reviews

This film is a very descent remake of the famous Fritz Lang's masterpiece "M- Murder".It is well made and with a entertaining key to speak about pretty serious events and contemporary problems in Eurobe but not only the whole world.The ethnic intolerance is such a huge evil and very contagions nowadays. So "Children of Wax" or as it is known in US distribution reveals the question of German and Turk hatred in an amusing way.No doubt it is well appreciated to be taken for distribution by the great Weinsten brothers.And there is another fact I liked most is the participation in this movie of the favorite actor of Lars von Trier the great Udo Kier who shows to play with such a pleasure for the Bulgarian film director Ivan Nichev.

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