We Are Young. We Are Strong.
A riveting drama depicting the racial riots that spread across Germany more than twenty years ago, reflecting actual events and the continuing problem of xenophobia. In August 1992 in Rostock, Germany, a boisterous crowd attacks a projects building inhabited by re-fugees and immigrants applying for asylum. For Stefan, Robbie and their gang, the skirmishes between police and refugees are a welcome distraction from the boredom of their empty days. Stefan’s father is a local politician who is trying to find a peaceful solution to the situation but continually runs into ro-adblocks. Lien and her Vietnamese family want to stay in Germany where they have jobs and friends but, as the tensions increase, they begin to fear for their lives. The strong performances in this drama present three different views of one event.
Awards: Film days Hof 2014: Best art direction; Filmfestival Braunschweig 2014: Deutsch-Französischer Jugendpreis; IFF Rom 2014: Bester editing, The Signis Award, Best foreign film.
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