Oi! Warning

Oi! Warning

           Oi! Warning
               Genre: Drama
               Twins, punks, skinheads, Dortmund, tattoos, fire eaters, Kickboxer
  Films that deal with extreme forms of youth culture like punk, or employ particularly skinheads, usually reach the point of view of their socio-cultural relevance from the outset an increased attention in the media. This is also the feature film debut Oi! Warning of the brothers Benjamin and Dominik Reding 1999, whose title already points to the music of the corresponding scene – and on the aspect of danger, which, within the story of a young man who docks at the Dortmund skinheads to play a supporting role. The reviews on the shot in black and white youth film, which was performed at several international film festivals and award were, at that most impressed by their broad out, which was not least the artistic demands of the directors rewarded, which is manifested in their partly experimental use of images and sounds. As the youthful Janosch (Sascha Backhaus) from the flying school, he summarily seized up a few things and does his scooter home from Lake Constance to the Ruhr area to visit his old buddy Koma (Simon Goert). At the Dortmund main train station he witnesses how a group of skinheads, a man in a humiliating and brutally attacked, and soon found that it is a coma, leading the skinheads here. The joy of reunion is great, and Janosch is in a coma and his pregnant girlfriend Sandra (Sandra Borgmann) below, where he identifies himself growing with the surrounding skinhead scene, even if his aggressive outbursts of egocentric kick boxer coma are obviously suspect sometimes. As Janosch decides to go back to school, falls in love his narrow-minded classmate Blanca (Britta Dirks) in the now bald-headed boy who received a lukewarm relationship with her. Janosch exercises, although engaged in his new habit as a skinhead, but when he acquainted with the hairy punk (Jens Veith), makes the exclusivity of this approach falters … Oi! Warning is the story of escalating violence within a subculture, which hardly brought into the vicinity of right-wing, but presented as a personal standard of living in many aspects is. A skin that is prone to violent outbursts, with a brewery works and get with his girlfriend, twins, moving well beyond the usual cliché drawings, as well as the homoerotic relationship of the young men themselves in their extensive review of the other side of shallow provocation posturing for the genre as a refreshing Innovation appear. Nevertheless, the design gets especially the main characters times forced too, act as the opposing substantive components of the action at times over-engineered – within a drama, on the one hand came up with small glitches and the other from time to wordy and there spent, where the impressive pictures absolutely in itself could have been talking about. Within the mix of professional actors and cult-authentic amateurs succeed Benjamin and Dominik Reding a harmonious balance, whose dense atmosphere the audience for the little weaknesses of the debut’s anti zeal compensated. The sub-cultural universe is here quite well with the ambiguities of everyday life portrayed, with the inevitable deterioration probably met on a pessimistic end of the function of a warning means. Time with a cheerful, exaggerated ease, sometimes with threatening hardness the protagonists act on the territory of their moving identities, as expressed repeatedly in powerful and witty images of the camera Axel Henschel. In part, this remarkable artistic design is the great strength of Oi! Warning, the input sequence with the naked narcissistic coma and his girlfriend Sandra this claim already carried clear. The extensive extras on the DVD allow a deep insight into both the origin of the film and in his background, which are explained by the filmmakers. Overlooked is how much commitment and passion also lies in the successful debut of the 2002 even a book with plenty of material has been released for fans. (Mary Anderson)
  Title: Oi! Warning Country of production: , Germany Year of Production: 1999 Length: 86 (Min.) Published at: Available formats: 16:9 tone / language: Dolby Digital 2.0, German EAN: 4006680054223 Extras: Audio Commentary by Benjamin Reding and Britta Dirks, Behind the scenes, script-storyboard-film comparison, interviews with cast and crew, Portrait of the filmmakers, film music, music video “Stay Away From The Good Guys” of terrorist groups, photo gallery, trailers

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