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Prussian Gangstars (Preussisch Gangstar)

Prussian Gangstars
Scene from "Prussian Gangstars" (photo © Fortuna Film)

Prussian Gangstars is a slice of life view of three youths in small-town Brandenburg. The idyllic setting and the modest prosperity of the community mask the problems with which the young people have to contend. Nico is a school drop-out, dreaming of a hip-hop career. Tino, in an effort to satisfy the expectations of his mother, struggles to gain his lower school certificate. Oli wants to open a club, but his girlfriend dreams of leaving their hum-drum provincial life behind them. The difficulties seem routine enough. Nonetheless, an unfathomable void develops between their youthful values and those of their parents. Only their friendship gives them a degree of security. Together they are the "Prussian Gangstars".
Genre Drama, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Directors Irma-Kinga Stelmach, Bartosz Werner
Screenplay Irma-Kinga Stelmach, Bartosz Werner
Cinematography Andreas Bergmann, Ben Pohl
Marc Hofmeister
Benjamin Krbetschek, Preussisch Gangstar, Kolonne Ost
Cast Robert Ohde, Benjamin Succow, Mario Knofe
Producer Philip Pratt
Production Company Fortuna Film/Berlin, in co-production with Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Runtime 88 min
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2007, Filmkunst Fest Schwerin 2007, Filmfest Cottbus 2007, Locarno 2007, Montreal 2007, Cairo 2007, Berlin 2008 (German Cinema)
Awards Best Original Score Saarbruecken 2007, Studio Hamburg Newcomer Award 2007
With backing from MSH Schleswig-Holstein, Filmbuero Bremen

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