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THE GENITAL WARRIORS pieces together the three main characters’ fragmentary pasts, allowing their different perspectives and memories to meet and overlap.

Frank, a 70-year-old in a mental hospital, types a screenplay for his two ex-girlfriends from 40 years ago, Lena and Barbara, hoping to win one of them back. These two embittered protagonists coincidentally meet. Each finds out that she’s not the only one Frank’s trying to win back. They swear revenge on him, travelling to the past with a magic wand and a shotgun.

On their journey, different embodiments of Lena and Barbara fight for the correct version of their common history, repeatedly trying to wipe out their ex-boyfriends. But Frank continues to work on his screenplay and doubles of the men consistently rise again. Ultimately, Frank’s film is realized by none other than John Lennon and Yoko Ono; Lena and Barbara decide to attend the premiere before meeting their fate.

To his horror, Frank finally discovers that, in addition to Lena and Barbara, his doctor has also played a role in his life story. The boundaries between reality and fiction become increasingly fragile...

Called “a wild departure from BEING JOHN MALKOVICH” and “BOYHOOD on crack”, this “most brilliant example of bizarre European cinema” could be placed “among the works of AKI KAURISMÄKI, LARS VON TRIER, LUIS BUÑUEL or JEAN-PIERRE JEUNET.”
Genre Dark Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Matthew O. L. Way
Screenplay Matthew O. L. Way
Cinematography Dominik Friebel
Cast Ursela Monn, Barbara Nüsse, Theresa Berlage, Susanna Rozkosny, Tatja Seibt, Marlen Diekhoff, Eva Löbau, Lou Castel, Peter Franke, Philipp Hochmair, Yuri Englert, Rudolf W. Brem, Sascha Schäfke, Arvid Baud, Iris Minich, Alban Hansen, Bineta Hansen, Stephanie Schadeweg, Pheline Roggan, Sebastian Hölz, Timo Jacobs, Matthew O. L. Way, Dominik Friebel
Producer Matthew O. L. Way
Co-Producer Dominik Friebel
Production Company Way Film Production
Runtime 87 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39, 1:1.85
 German, English
Subtitled Versions English, German, French, Castilian, Latin American Spanish, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Norwegian
Festivals Moscow 2014, Cine Fantom 204, International Kansk Video Festival 2014
With backing from MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

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