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TOUGH ENOUGH aka KNALLHART
UK: Dogwoof Pictures
Cast: David Kross, Jenny Elvers, Erhan Emre, Kenan Catic, InanÁ Oktay ÷zdemir, Kida Khodr Ramadan, Arnel Taci, Kai Michael Muller, Hans Löw, Jan Henrik Stahlberg
Director: Detlev Buck
Language: German (English subtitles)
UK: 99 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong language, violence and drug-dealing scenes
UK Release Date: 21 September 2007 (Limited Release)
When blonde haired Miriam's Polischka (Jenny Elvers) relationship with her wealthy boyfriend ends, both she and her 15 year-old teenage son Michael (David Kross) are suddenly homeless and end up moving into a grotty apartment in Neukölln, a rough ethnic neighbourhood in Berlin.
Michael becomes an easy target for violent bullies at school and in the neighbourhood, and he is equally unhappy at home as his mum entertains different men in her search for the next suitable boyfriend.
However Michael's life turns around when urban crime lord Hamal (Erhan Emre) takes him under his wing. The ulterior motive is that Michael's honest face makes him the perfect guy for drug deliveries to local dealers. But Michael is brought face to face with the brutal dark side of his new profession when some money goes missing...