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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

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David Wnendt (by)
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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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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 mirror on the left side of the car is kicked of by Rasul. When Marisa is filmed sitting inside the car, you can see the mirror. When she gets out of the car the mirror is gone again. See more »

Connections

Features The Eternal Jew (1940) See more »

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Hate-Core
written & composed by Johannes Repka
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Impressive and necessary
28 March 2013 | by jjr4See all my reviews

There are movies worth seeing and movies which need to be seen. This is both. It's a brilliant piece of acting by the whole cast, with a stellar performance from Alina levshin, and an understated but efficient directing from David Wnendt. But it is also a frighteningly cold and accurate view of neo nazism. The routine violence and hate carried by these young individuals echoes of all the fanaticism that surrounds us today. It is a very disturbing depiction of how society is step by step going to waste, turning back to tribal models.

Despite the fact that the movie gets watched without any slowing down or loss of interest, even if it can make one feel a little voyeuristic at times, this is no easy viewing, don't expect to come out of the theater with anything resembling a smile on your face. But at lest you'll be sure to have food for thought and both a new director/writer and actress whose careers you'll want to keep following.


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German | English | Dari

Release Date:

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Filming Locations:

Dessau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

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