Against the Tide

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How does it feel to be a suspected "radical left-wing terrorist" who fled from the German authorities to South America and has been living underground there for 25 years? After a failed bomb attack in the mid-90s on the deportation prison under construction in Berlin-Grünau, Thomas Walter, then a member of the militant underground organization "Das K.O.M.I.T.E.E.", escaped to Venezuela. Through family connections, filmmaker Sobo Swobodnik managed to visit Thomas Walter in exile. The two talk about politics, disappointment with Hugo Chávez and Walter's musical collaboration with Mal Élevé. "A film that offers a rare glimpse into a world mostly invisible due to the pressure of persecution by the judiciary." (DOK-Leipzig)