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Max "Adlersson" Herzberg (20) reviews all sorts of things, talks about himself, bawls in town, cracks borderline jokes and crosses every boundary he sees – Max is a YouTube creator and makes a decent living off of it.

Most of Max’s friends have their own social media channels too, some are even quite successful. They are dubious role models, but without a doubt celebrities of their generation.

Is Max a violence-glorifying influencer with far-right tendencies or just a normal adolescent, simply trying to find himself? He might be both, possibly without being overly aware of it. LORD OF THE TOYS portrays him and his gang during one summer and studies the milieu, in which their lifestyle is thriving: the West in general and East Germany in particular.
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2018
Director Pablo Ben Yakov
Cinematography André Krummel
Producer Pablo Ben Yakov
Runtime 95 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.78
Subtitled Version English
Festivals DOK Leipzig 2018 (German Competition)
Awards Golden Dove (German Competition) DOK Leipzig 2018

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