Gangsterläufer / Gangster Runner

Audience Award Internationales Filmwochenende Würzburg, Germany

Saturday - 09/01/2012
6:30 PM - Fabriktheater 
In attendance: Director & protagonist
Documentary Feature / Gangsterläufer / Germany / 2011 / Language: German, Arabic / Subtitles: English / 90 Min.
Director: Christian Stahl
Producer: Andrea Ufer, Hanfgarn & Ufer Filmproduktion
Cinematographer: Ralf Ilgenfritz
Editor: Johannes Fritsche
Sound: Raimund von Scheibner

At 15 Yehya is boss of an Arab-boy-gang – one of the „gangsters-to-be“ in Berlin-Neukölln. Two years later, the son of Palestinian refugees is sentenced to three years in prison after a brutal armed robbery. The film accompanies Yehya during his years in prison and follows his family in Berlin and Lebanon. It is the portrait of a juvenile delinquent, whose criminal mind, charm and surprising power of reflection are as stunning as they are shocking.