WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG. (WIR SIND JUNG. WIR SIND STARK.)
Fri. Jan. 15, 2016 6:00 P.M.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Northern California Premiere
Director: Burhan Qurbani
Starring: Devid Striesow, Jonas Nay, Saskia Rosendahl, Joel Basman, David Schütter, Trang Le Hong
Cinematography: Yoshi Heimrath
Producers: Jochen Laube, Leif Alexis
World Sales: Beta Cinema
Winner of the German Film Award Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for Joel Basman and winner of the German Screen Actors Award for Best Leading Actor for Devid Striesow.
We Are Young. We Are Strong. recounts the incident of violent xenophobic riots in Rostock in 1992 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?
Presented with the support of the:
Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, San Francisco
Community Outreach Partner:
Center for Asian American Mediao