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Von Neonazis und Superhelden - Die Kleinstadt Themar und der Rechtsrock

Of neo-Nazis and superheroes – How the far right is changing a small German town

There’s a rift within Themar: between right wing extremists and their opponents. In the film, all relevant parties get a chance to speak: the landlord of the concert field, committed members of the Church, a citizen speaking for many who won’t comment publicly, themselves, and a mayor who actively opposes the far right – in a town where the AfD became the strongest political force during the last election. The film offers unseen insights into a right-wing parallel world that was able to establish itself, locally. In Themar one can observe how a societal shift to the right takes place and what guises and effects creative forms of protest could have. Thus, Themar becomes a textbook example of democracy and why it’s threatening to fail.

Basic information

Genre: Dokumentarfilm, Sonstiges, Fernsehdokumentation

Production year: 2018
Running Time: 56:01 min.

Original language: Deutsch


Director: Adrian Oeser
Cinematography: Evangelos Anthimos
Film Music: Maximilian Clouth
Sounddesign: Niklas Menschik
Editing: Adrian Oeser
Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH


Katharina König-Preuss, Tommy Frenck, Bodo Dressel, Anita Zeiß, Hubert Böse, Arnd Morgenroth, Barbara Morgenroth, Thomas Jakob


Frankfurt Lichter Filmfest Frankfurt International 2019
Stuttgart Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2018
Kassel Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofestival 2018

Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg
Staatsministerin für Kultur und Medien