Lord of the Toys


Scotiabank Theatre 4 Wed, May 1, 2019 9:00 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 8 Fri, May 3, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Germany
Premiere Status:International Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Full Subtitles
Program Category:The Changing Face of Europe
Film Subjects:Children & Youth
Technology & Culture
Western & Central Europe
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Pablo Ben Yakov
Producer(s):Pablo Ben Yakov
Editor(s):Pablo Ben Yakov
André Krummel
Writer(s):André Krummel
Pablo Ben Yakov
Cinematography:André Krummel
Composer:Kat Kaufmann
Sound:Tobias Adam
Simon Peter


Filming videos of beer-chugging contests, unboxings and knife reviews along with content drenched in racist and homophobic rhetoric is all in a day's work for 20-year-old social media star Max "Adlersson" Herzberg. With over 300,000 followers, he's celebrated by his content distributor, YouTube. Herzberg is part of a larger group of young men that are celebrities of this generation. Observing Max and his gang of human fidget spinners as they drink, debauch and harass over the course of a summer in Dresden, Germany, Lord of the Toys asks a compelling question: Is this group part of the far-right movement that's sweeping the West, or are they simply cogs in a larger system that profits from hopeless and desperate viewers? Ravi Srinivasan

The Changing Face of Europe program presented in partnership with European Film Promotion (EFP).

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