Life is governed by strict laws. If you don't want to fall out of favor with your backers as a dealer, you can't be seen with plainclothes cops.
DEALER is the second part of Thomas Arslan's "Berlin Trilogy," which includes the films GESCHWISTER - KARDEŞLER (1997) and DER SCHÖNE TAG (2001).
"The conflicts have shifted inward. There are a whole series of films, including foreign ones, that are set in this milieu and have explored this matter to the point of overdrive.
I, on the other hand, was not interested in a superficial kind of action. Rather in the description of a mental state." (Thomas Arslan)