Monday, December 2, 2013

Knallhart

Last week my whole class went to see the movie Knallhart at the neighborhood theater. We went to see it instead of going to class. It started at 9:30 AM!

I couldn't find a poster image with the original German Title. Here is the English one.

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This movie was originally released back in 2006, and was filmed in Neukölln, right here in my neighborhood. Back then Neukölln had a very bad reputation. It was known for gangs and having drug dealers on every corner. It was in bad shape to say the least. Thankfully now it is not and when I first moved here in 2009 it was already noticeably better.

The movie follows the story of a 15 year old and how he tries to get by. He moves to Neukölln with his mother. He is targeted at his new school by a bully. His mother is preoccupied and she isn't much help. Michael ends up trying to take care of the bully himself, but long story short things quickly spiral downhill.

Here is the trailer from YouTube. Sorry no subtitles.


As the title, Knallhart (Tough Enough) suggests, the movie is harsh, it is ruff and I don't recommend watching it first thing in the morning. Though it is worth a watch.

der Knall - bang, crack

hart - hard, bitter, severe

Knallhart - tough as nails or bad ass



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