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Cem is in his mid-20s and doing voluntary service at a nursing home, where he falls in love with Astrid, who works there as a dance therapist to help give the residents some swing to their lives. Cem grew up in the Neukölln neighborhood of Berlin, and he doesn’t take any crap: he defends his neighborhood against Nazis, speculators and marginalization. But just who are the real enemies?

Cem finds some balance in his life through his great passion: football. But one day during a match, he gets into it with Roman. Roman threatens Cem. And the next day the windows in Cem’s parents’ restaurant are smashed. A coincidence? Cem swears revenge and the duel between the two escalates. When Astrid is then brutally beaten up in the subway, the conflict climaxes and Cem sees it as an opportunity to prove himself. Suddenly it becomes a matter of life and death.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2015
Director Andreas Pieper
Screenplay Andreas Pieper
Cinematography Armin Dierolf
Cast Mehmet Atesci, Friederike Becht, Frederick Lau, Jacob Matschenz, Aleksandar Tesla, Uwe Preuss, Vedat Erincin
Producer Martin Heisler
Production Company Flare Film
Runtime 85 min
Format DCP, Blu-ray, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2015

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