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Comedy, Drama

Director Armin Völckers takes a gently humorous look at otherness and xenophobia in modern day German with this tale of a black Berlin teen named Leroy who rediscovers his roots after falling for a pretty white girl and meeting her racist family.

Leroy is a quietly reserved teen who may sport a cool afro, but be careful not to judge a book by it's cover: He'd rather play Mozart on his cello than listen to hip-hop and he's much more interested in studying Goethe than chasing girls. Leroy is an innocent, but after a kiss from Eva he begins to experience emotions he has never felt before.

When Leroy goes to visit Eva at home, however, he quickly discovers that her right-leaning family views Hitler as more of a fallen hero than a national disgrace.

But Leroy always has a way of turning a negative into a positive, and after that somewhat ruse awakening he gradually takes to the writings of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X, swaps his classical albums for some serious funk and soul, and becomes an enormous fan of 70s' blaxploitation films.

Gradually, Leroy and his friends decide to make a stand for what's right.

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