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Lux – Krieger des Lichts

Torsten is a “real life super hero.“ He fights for what‘s right, has tailored a superhero costume, and gives food to the homeless. When a documentary team wants to make a portrait of him, it‘s a sudden call for more action.


“Everyone has a hero inside of them. Mine is called Lux.“ Torsten is a “real life superhero,“ the newest trend in the US, now in Germany too. He fights for what‘s right and has made a superhero costume for himself. You have to know what you do, why you do it, and for whom – you don‘t need superpowers for that. He gives the homeless food. That isn‘t a lot of action for a film. The documentary film team following Torsten thinks that way at least, and their producers are much more adamant – Heiko Pinkowski isn‘t very far from being like Mr. Weinstein in this role. Torsten should kick some criminal butt instead of handing out food!

Franz Rogowski recently appeared as the son in Haneke‘s HAPPY END family and as Fikkefucks Thorben. Torsten loses more and more control over his life – a life in which he was a small fry, a mama‘s boy with amibitious, unattainable dream. Daniel Wild‘s prize-winning feature film debut is an absurd comedy. LUX is a portrayal of a humiliated person looking for something to latch on to and also a bitter media satire. The film‘s biggest trick is that his reality is falling apart. Ever since a film team started following him, Torsten‘s/Lux‘s life becomes more and more scripted. Torsten alias Lux is supposed to fight criminals day and night in Berlin and there has to be a love story too of course. Torsten knows as much as the viewers. KICK ASS developed into a real superhero film, James Gunn‘s SUPER turned into a bloody violent orgy, and LUX becomes a kind of TRUMAN SHOW.

Harald Mühlbeyer

Translation: Elinor Lewy


Deutschland 2017, 104 min
Genre: Drama, Tragicomedy, Metropolitan Movie
Director: Daniel Wild
Author: Daniel Wild
DOP: Yannick Bonica
Music: Bastian Emig
Distributor: Zorro Film
Cast: Franz Rogowski, Tilman Strauß, Anne Haug, Serkan Kaya, Kristin Suckow
FSK: 12
Release: 04.01.2018




  • OV Original version
  • OmU Original with German subtitles
  • OmeU Original with English subtitles

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