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Kriegerin (Combat Girls) Reviews

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April 19, 2014
Marisa (Alina Levshin), a 20-year-old German girl, hates foreigners, jews, cops, and everyone she finds guilty for the decline of her country. She provokes, drinks, fights and her next tattoo will be a portrait of Adolf Hitler. The only place she feels home is the Neo-Nazi gang she belongs to and with her boyfriend Sandro (Gerdy Zint), where hate, violence, and heavy parties are the daily rules. When 14-year-old Svenja (Jella Haase) joins the group, Marisa appears like a role model to her: she fits the purest idea of a combat girl fighting for the group's ideology. But Marisa's convictions will slowly evolve when she accidentally meets a young Afghan refugee. When confronted by him she learns that there´s two sides to the coin. Marisa needs to make radical changes to her life, but what will the consequences be?

"Kriegerin" is in the line of Russell Crowe´s excellent "Romper Stomper" from 1992 but with a female protagonist and with the hot current topic of right wing extremists in Germany. However, we see that as well in so many other countries today. This is a strong, well made and difficult movie to see. The world and mindset the main characters move around in are filled with self loathing and hatred and it´s hard to understand how one can hate so much. The topic needs to be communicated in as many ways as possible and this is a good channel. I recognised Alina Levshin from the TV mini series "Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter" and she does a fabulous job here as Marisa, for which she well deserved won the best actress awards at the Deutscher Filmpreis awards and the São Paulo International Film Festival. "Kriegerin" wants to show the black and white in life and the different sides of things. And how hatred leeds to nothingness and death in the worst case scenario. Watch it and contemplate.
November 20, 2013
Impressionnant, violent, intense...
August 18, 2013
yes, no matter how desperate you get for an identity during your teen years, dont become a neo nazi.
June 2, 2013
Would of been better if they didn't make the American History X skinhead trader add on.
February 19, 2013
It doesn't really offer a great insight into the reasoning for Neo-Nazi youngsters in modern Germany, moreover those who are female.

The lead performance is decent as she trudges around fighting with everyone in a perpetual state of anger. She forms one decent relationship, that ultimately drives the film to is climax, and other that comes way too late to make any impact. The attempted message in these relationships, and the character studies within them, seem a little weak; with nothing really penetrating much further than just beneath the surface. Defiance against the state seems to be the characters main preoccupation, but we're never really given a full insight as to why these youngsters feel that this.

Fairly disappointing after what I was expecting. Not a completely bad film, but there are a butt-load of better films about Nazism and the Neo-Nazi movement out there.
October 8, 2012
I watched it on the 6th German Movies Festival of the Goethe Institut of Los Angeles. Extremely good story about Neonazis in our time in Germany!.
October 1, 2012
Interesante película de una chica alemana neo-nazi, que fue criada para serlo y al cabo de su vida se da cuenta que está en un error e intenta cambiar, lenta como muchas películas europeas sin embargo con un tema base desgarrador, la otra cara de la moneda
September 23, 2012
Simply heartbreaking
½ August 12, 2012
Chaotic plot structure and reveals hardly anything about nature of neo-nazi groups.
½ May 2, 2012
Ben na een 15-tal minuten in slaap gevallen... toegegeven, twas 02u30 en de derde film on row... :-)))
½ May 1, 2012
mit sicherheit kein neuer american history x aber dennoch wirklich fesselnd & bewegend
April 9, 2012
A good film with some fine acting. Too much based on American History X though!
January 28, 2012
very violent, yet very authentic. thuoght provoking.
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