The Inheritors (1982)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Family Drama, Psychological Drama  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - Austria, West Germany  |  
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In this fictionalized account of the rise of Neo-Nazi organizations in post-war West Germany and Austria, director and co-writer Walter Bannert has focused, in consecutive order, on the disintegration of two dysfunctional families and how the parents' psychotic behavior drove their sons into radical, right-wing paramilitary groups that advocate murder and terrorism in order to achieve their goals. In one family, it is a horrible mother who is at fault, and in the other, a sexually abusive, incestuous father. The sons' activities in the Neo-Nazi groups involve wearing military uniforms, training in actual boot camps, and then being sent on terrorist missions (including murder).

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boy, racism, abuse, anti-Fascist, coming-of-age, cross-cultural-relations, dysfunctional, murder, Nazism, Neo-Nazi, prejudice, propaganda, slice-of-life, terrorism