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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.

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Ivan Nitchev

Writers:

Steven Cornwall (story), Menahem Golan (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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 ... 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
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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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In the middle of a violent gang war... a serial killer must be stopped. See more »


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Country:

Bulgaria

Release Date:

17 July 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Killing Grounds See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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Awful Film with a Lame and Messy Story
22 June 2012 | by Claudio CarvalhoSee all my reviews

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 (Armand Assante) 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.

"Children of Wax" is an awful film with a lame and messy story and poor and amateurish acting. The characters are unpleasant, speaks in English with German and Turkish accent and the drug-dealer Murat is in the end the most charismatic character. The situations are absurd, like Greta shagging Hakan in the van; or the use of heavy weapons on the streets of Berlin without any consequence; or the boy Mustapha shooting and killing people. I laughed with the wooden face of Armand Assante when he learns that his son had been abducted by the serial-killer. Last but not the least, the scene of Murat judging the killer closes with golden key this ridiculous film. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Crianças de Cera" ("Children of Wax")


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