The much discussed and highly controversial thought documentary LORD OF THE TOYS by students of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg premiered in german cinemas yesterday. The movie was first shown at the 61st DOK LEIPZIG and received a lot of bad press after that. But the jury decided against the opponents and awarded the movie with the “Goldene Taube”. Also the FILMBEWERTUNGSSTELLE FBW honored the film with “highly valuable”.
Max „Adlersson“ Herzberg from East Germany is 20 y/o when he decided to quit working for ever. Instead he rather talks about knifes on his youtube channel, gets drunk in public and harasses the weak.
Is this a normal teenager growing up under the power of the internet, especially platforms like youtube and instagram or is he an extreme right-winged influencer? The documentary accompanies Max and his friends for one summer showing the circumstances in the West in general as well as in the East especially.