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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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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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Drama

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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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Holocaust Reloaded
written & composed by Johannes Repka
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Women's role in the neo-Nazi environment
25 October 2016 | by losindiscretoscineSee all my reviews

Even though many films have brilliantly shown the topic of neo- Nazism and its rise in contemporary society, Kriegerin ("Combat girls") focuses on the role of women in this environment. In the core of a strongly misogynistic ideology, women have to be twice as violent to impose themselves and find their own place. But it is not this exacerbate violence or hatred (even if it is realistic) that constitutes the strength of the movie, but the slowly change that takes place in Marisa thanks to an Afghan teen who she will help without really knowing why. Located in a cold economically fragile Germany, the boy will turn Marisa's life outside down. The symbolism of "a life lost is a life gained" is strong and the characters are colourful. The coup de grâce of the film comes from its poetry that is well-paced distilled and, between one aggression and another, manage to break through the film's cold colours, making it even more beautiful. Full review on our blog : https://losindiscretos.org/english/combat-girls-2011-david-wnendt


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German | English | Dari

Release Date:

19 January 2012 (Germany) See more »

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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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