Rostock-Lichtenhagen, the summer of 1992: Tensions have been rising with attacks against foreigners and police. Then, things get completely out of control. Not only notorious Nazi Skinheads, but also rather inconspicuous youths join the mob to go on a manhunt and to set a refugees' home on fire. Among them are Stefan (Jonas Nay) and his peers. Stefan's father (Devid Striesow) is a local politician who has already given up on solving his community's problems or those of his son. The teens are frustrated, directionless and bored, yet how they eventually become violent thugs is a story which Burhan Qurbani relates without resorting to clichés in his memorable film "Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark." ("We are Young. We are Strong.") Shot in stark black and white, it offers no easy explanation of the events, but a complex reflection on the reasons why social cessation and blatant prejudices led up to sheer brutality. In the light of current events, this is a film of frightening relevance.