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by Winfried Bonengel


"No one is born a neo-Nazi" is the premise of a film set in East Berlin in the five years that preceded the fall of the Wall. Two teen rebels, the shy Heiko and fearless Tommy are jailed for political reasons. After serving their time, Tommy comes out as a confirmed neo-Nazi and the violence that Heike was subjected to soon pursuades him to join his friend. However the death of a girl during a running battle between squatters and their opponents causes a sea-change in Tommy.

international title: Führer Ex
original title: Führer Ex
country: Germany
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH
year: 2002
genre: fiction
directed by: Winfried Bonengel
film run: 105'
release date: DE 05/12/2002, FR 15/10/2003
screenplay: Winfried Bonengel, Ingo Hasselbach, Douglas Graham
cast: Christian Blümel, Aaron Hildebrand, Jule Flierl, Luci van Org, Harry Baer
cinematography by: Frank Barbian
film editing: Monika Schindler
art director: Thomas Stammer
costumes designer: Elke von Sivers
music: Loek Dikker
producer: Clementina Hegewisch, Laurens Straub
production: Next Film Filmproduktion Gmbh & Co.KG, MBP Medien
distributor: Tobis Film, Mikado, K Films