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Burhan Qurbani

We Are Young. We Are Strong.
(Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark.)

Germany 2014
In German and Vietnamese / English subtitles
128 min
For audicences aged 12 and above

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. 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?

Production Notes

Director: Burhan Qurbani
Screenplay: Martin Behnke, Burhan Qurbani
Cast: Devid Striesow, Jonas Nay, Sakia Rosendahl, Joel Basman, David Schütter, Trang Le Hong
Production: Leif Alexis, Jochen Laube / Ufa Cinema, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen, Arte
Sales: Beta Cinema