1986. Tommy and Heiko are both 18-years-old and live in East Berlin. They have been friends since kindergarten and dream of life in a free country. After a failed escape attempt, they land in one of the German Democratic Republic′s worse prisons. In order to survive daily life there, Tommy uses the protection of the in-house neo-Nazi scene, but Heiko’s existence and survival in jail is jeopardy. Tommy comes up with an escape plan and makes it to the west, but Heiko hesitates and backs out at the last minute. Left behind, Heiko joins the neo-Nazis and becomes one of the gang leaders. Several months later, after the fall of the Wall, Tommy shows up in Berlin again. Heiko now has to decide between his friendship with Tommy and his radical political inclinations.
"Fuehrer Ex" is based on the autobiographical book about Ingo Hasselbach, "Die Abrechnung - ein Neonazi steigt aus", which was also published in the U.S. by Random House New York under the title of "Fuehrer Ex."
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