Lord of the Toys

Dokus
Independent
| 96 min
German
| English German

Max "Adlersson" Herzberg from Dresden, 20 years old, has decided not to spend his life working. On YouTube, he reviews knives and gangsta rap special editions. More than 300,000 active fans follow Adlersson and his "Pfandangels" posse, who excel at boozing, trash-talking, humiliating those weaker than themselves, and testing limits. Is Max a violence-glorifying influencer with right-wing tendencies or maybe just an ordinary adolescent in search of stability and identity in a time when the lines between private and public life are disappearing? LORD OF THE TOYS accompanies Max and his clique for one summer and leaves behind a dystopian picture of the first generation of young adults who don't know what life is like without the Internet, YouTube and Instagram.