Against the Tide

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How does it feel to be a suspected radical left-wing terrorist? Especially if you've fled to to South America to avoid authorities and have been living underground 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. They 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)