Director: Martin Hawie
Feature film | D | 2015
83 min | Dolby 5.1
49th Hof International Film Festival
The film tells the story of two friends who couldn’t be any more different: the testy Toro and the sensitive Latino Victor. Together, the two outsiders want to make a new start in life, preferably in Toro’s homeland Poland. Toro came to Germany ten years ago and developed a special survival strategy. To realize his dream of opening up a boxing school in Poland, he earns his living as an escort. In hotel rooms and middle-class family homes, he sleeps with women. Not an easy job, but it pays well.
His best friend Victor roams aimlessly through the hustler scene and seeks out his clients among older men. He has long given up on the plans with Tor. But he has to flee from three young drug dealers who demand the money he owes them. The two friends’ lives are thrown out of balance when Victor’s unsuspecting sister Emilia shows up whose expectations are bitterly disappointed. When the drug dealers catch up with Victor, the situation escalates. Victor sees no way out and steals Toro’s hard-earned money. Toro’s goal now seems out of reach and violence the only way out. The friendship between Toro and Victor is put to a definitive test. To get the money back, they are drawn into a dangerous game.