Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.

Deutschland 2013/2014 Spielfilm

Summary

We are Young. We are Strong.

It is impossible to forget the images from the 24th August 1992 when, in the eastern German city of Rostock, a rampaging mob, to the applause and cheering of more than 3,000 bystanders, besieged and set fire to a residential building containing, among others, more than 120 Vietnamese men, women and children on what has since become known as "The Night Of The Fire."

The riots became a symbol for xenophobia in the just recently reunited Germany.

"We are Young. We are Strong." recounts the incident from the perspectives of three very different characters. Lien is a Vietnamese woman who settled in Germany, but at the end of the day she will be fighting for her life wondering if the place she called home could ever be one for her. Stefan and his friends are part of the night's violent turmoil. Young and angry, bored during the daytime, they look forward to the nightly riots and clashes with the police and foreigners. Unable to cope with his grief at the loss of a friend, Stefan gets lost in a circle of violence. Stefan's father Martin is an ambitious local politician, trapped in a dilemma: does he advance his career or stand up for his ideals and take responsibility, which includes that for his son?

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Credits

All Credits

Director

2nd Unit director

Assistant director

Script supervisor

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Steadycam operator

Visual effects

Still photography

Lighting design

Production design

Set design

Property master

Stand-by props

Make-up artist

Costume design

Editing

Assistant editor

Sound design

Sound assistant

Audio mixing

Casting

Cast

Production company

Unit production manager

Production coordinator

Post-production

Shoot

    • 23.04.2013 - 07.06.2013: Halle, Berlin, Graal-Müritz
Duration:
128 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39
Video/Audio:
Farbe & s/w, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.08.2014, 146739, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (IT): Oktober 2014, Rom, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 21.10.2014, Hof, Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 22.01.2015

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.

Versions

Original

Duration:
128 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,39
Video/Audio:
Farbe & s/w, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.08.2014, 146739, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (IT): Oktober 2014, Rom, Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 21.10.2014, Hof, Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 22.01.2015

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2016
  • Pierrot, Bestes Drehbuch
Friedenspreis des Deutschen Films – Die Brücke 2015
  • Nachwuchspreis
Deutscher Filmpreis 2015
  • Lola, Beste männliche Nebenrolle
Deutscher Schauspielerpreis 2015
  • Bester Schauspieler, Hauptrolle
Filmfestival Braunschweig 2014
  • KINEMA, Deutsch-Französischer Jugendpreis
Filmtage Hof 2014
  • Bild-Kunst Förderpreis, Bestes Szenenbild
  • Bild-Kunst Förderpreis, Bestes Kostümbild
FBW 2014
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
IFF Rom 2014
  • Sorriso diverso Roma, Bester ausländischen Film
  • The Signis Award, Ente dello Spettacolo
  • Bester Schnitt