Im Herzen Des Hurrican (1980)

Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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This low-budget, thought-provoking drama uses both laughter and a slowly dawning symbolism to nudge social and political issues to the forefront. Christopher and Indian (director Hark Bohm's two adopted sons, Uwe Bohm and Dschingis Bowakow, of Mongolian descent) are both living on the fringes of society. Christopher is an angry young man who vents his frustrations by illegally killing deer and then selling the meat. Indian is the opposite, he would rather preserve life and nature and so he stays away from society. Both are after a mysterious elk that begins to move closer and closer to civilization. As the animal continues his journey, hunters stalk him and they ultimately send Chris into the hospital with a gunshot wound. Later Chris and Indian join forces when they encounter some aggressive born-again Christians. The scope of social commentary widens when a group of leftists, environmental pollution, and trigger-happy police are thrown into the mix.