Die Rüden

Direction: Connie Walther


Germany 2019
107 Min.

Bauhaus - A New Era 1929 - The Year Babylon

zero one film in Coproduction with Hands on Production, SWR/ARTE.
Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM und der MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg.


They are going wild. Often for no apparent reason. They have a low tolerance for frustration. They have their aggression out of control. They can not communicate with their environment. They only calm down after fighting. Too much testosterone. Their body language is intimidating. When you meet, you better switch to the other side of the road. They are socially neglected and have experienced violence. They are dangerous. That’s why they are locked in.

It’s about shelter dogs that are not placeable because they bite humans.

And it is about young violent offenders who are sentenced to imprisonment.

And it ‘s about what happens when one hit the other.