Combat Girls / Part of The Last Bully: Stopping Epidemics of Violence

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A sheltered teenage girl falls in with a group of Neo-Nazi skinheads in this unflinching German drama Combat Girls. Svenja (Jella Haase) is a typical 14-year-old girl who studies hard, and earns good grades. Drawn into the world of Neo-Nazis by her boyfriend, she quickly clashes with 20-year-old Melissa (Alina Levshin), who believes the young newcomer doesn’t belong. In time, however, Svenja and Melissa begin to develop a particularly close bond. Later, when Melissa decides to part ways with her Neo-Nazi past, that growing bond is put to the ultimate test. (Dir. by David Wnendt, 2011, Germany, in German with subtitles, 100 mins., Not Rated, Artsploitation Films) Digital