Heil

by Dietrich Brüggemann

From the Award-winning director of STATIONS OF THE CROSS

Welcome to Prittwitz. The acclaimed Afro-German author Sebastian Klein (JERRY HOFFMANN) is on a reading tour in the East German backwater and is given a fitting welcome by local neo-Nazis: a blow to the head. Sebastian promptly loses his memory and parrots everything people tell him. Nina (LIV LISA FRIES), Sebastian's pregnant girlfriend in Berlin, is highly agitated. Without further ado she travels to Prittwitz and teams up with the village policeman Sascha (OLIVER BRÖCKER) to track down her boyfriend. He is in the hands of the neo-Nazis and their leader Sven (BENNO FÜRMANN) and feels right at home among them. Smirking, he appears on talk shows and mouths the slogans that Sven whispers to him. A "blackie" railing against integration – the public goes crazy. And Sven sees himself finally on his way to becoming an opinion leader. But he isn't impressing his beloved, Nazi girlfriend Doreen (ANNA BRÜGGEMANN). She wants to see action. Historic deeds. And so Sven prepares his people for a big showdown: however, at the Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, and neither can get online at the moment. What can save the world now? And Nina and Sebastian's love?

Genre / Language / Length
Comedy / German / 103 minutes
Original title
Unheil
directed by
Dietrich Brüggemann
produced by
Real Film Berlin and Letterbox Filmproduktion
Cast
  • Benno Fürmann (IN DARKNESS)
  • Liv Lisa Fries (THE WAVE)
  • Jerry Hoffmann
  • Jacob Matschenz (RICO, OSKAR AND THE MYSTERIOUS STONE)
  • Daniel Zillmann
  • Oliver Bröcker
  • Anna Brüggemann
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