Lord of the Toys
Ben Yakov and his team follow a group of Dresden YouTubers – too old for puberty, no desire to be adults. They come incredibly close as they capture the high of the permanent party around Adlersson, Inkognito Spastiko and Hector Panzer, including the hangover, and have no compunctions about occasionally leaving the stage to the boys– after all, this is about their very own profession. But the skilful narrative scratches holes in the wallpaper of the ambivalent ego shows. Fortunately they use every dramaturgical trick in the book, and pop appeal, to communicate an attitude and bring everything to a grand party finale, where stereotypes are tipped … and restaged.
Awarded with a Golden Dove in the German Competition Long Film
Nominated for the Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize and the ver.di prize for solidarity, humanitiy and fairness