AKA: Fuehrer Ex
Directed by: Winfried Bonengel
Starring: Christian Blüme (Heiko), Aaron Hildebrand (Tommy), Jule Flierl (Beate), Dieter Laser (cellmate), Harry Baer (Friedhelm), Jasmin Aksan (Margit)
Country: Germany; Effed Up European Movies
Language: German (Eng Subs), Effed Up German Films
Genres: Based on a True Story, Nazism
Plot – Spoilers:
Based on ex-NeoNazi, Ingo Hasselbach.
In walled East Berlin, two bored teenagers, Heiko and Tommy, dream of escaping to Australia that they believe epitomizes the opposite of their authoritative and restrictive world.
Heiko is a bit shy and often lets Tommy take the lead. When Tommy gets shot for burning a flag and is sent to jail, Heiko feels emboldened enough to ask out a rough-talking girl he’s been admiring at the local bar. He loses his virginity to her but doesn’t forget about his good friend Tommy languishing in jail and sends over his mother’s underwear and girlfriend’s bra to help Tommy keep the gay jail-life at bay. Their friendship eventually is forced to take twists and turns as their individual experiences change their outlook to what they want out of life.
Dieter Laser from Human Centipede is here in a minor but memorable role.