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Combat Girls (2011)

Kriegerin (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 19 January 2012 (Germany)
Marisa hates foreigners, and she finds them guilty of the decline of her country. But her convictions will slowly evolve when she accidentally meets a young Afghan refugee.

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David Wnendt

Writer:

David Wnendt (by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alina Levshin ... Marisa
Jella Haase ... Svenja
Sayed Ahmad Sayed Ahmad ... Rasul (as Sayed Ahmad Wasil Mrowat)
Gerdy Zint Gerdy Zint ... Sandro
Lukas Steltner Lukas Steltner ... Markus
Sven Splettstößer Sven Splettstößer ... Uwe Trinkhaus (as Sven Splettstösser)
Anne Laszus Anne Laszus ... Melanie
Elias Raudith Elias Raudith ... Benny
Winnie Böwe ... Andrea
Rosa Enskat Rosa Enskat ... Bea
Uwe Preuss ... Oliver
Najebullah Ahmadi Najebullah Ahmadi ... Jamil (as Najebullah 'Najeb' Ahmadi)
Klaus Manchen Klaus Manchen ... Großvater Franz
Falko Göthe Falko Göthe ... Buster
Maik Hennecke Maik Hennecke ... Mike
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Storyline

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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The license plate of Sandro's car reads ABI-AH 88. German authorities would not issue such a plate for obvious reasons. See more »

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Features The Eternal Jew (1940) See more »

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Written by Haymon Maria Buttinger
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Haunting
15 June 2019 | by ferdinand1932See all my reviews

A film about right wing racism in Germany and a groan is predictable. While following the narrative of such stories, the cast and the style of the film offer a new perspective.

The film is presented in a semi-documentary style, with scenes and transitions which are more like a documentary. The near realism - or TV like visual style - makes the building of the story interesting and unpredictable.

The present is mixed with the back story of the lead character which allows for insight without her telling us because she can't.

The cast have seemingly inhabited the roles and the script and together with the camera work, which puts the audience in the center of things, adds to the directness of the film.

The story of racist violence is counterpointed with violence at other levels between the German characters and their families. In this grim environment a brief reconciliation emerges but is quickly shattered. The ending is almost poetic in an ugly place.

A very fine achievement.


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Germany

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German | English | Dari

Release Date:

19 January 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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$718,808
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Dolby Digital EX

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2.35 : 1
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