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Oi! Warning is a 1999 German movie by twin brothers Ben and Dominik Reding about a 17-year-old boy who runs away from home to become an Oi! skinhead. 1999 (MCMXCIX) is a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Oi! is the name given to a sub-genre of punk music that sought to align punk with a working-class street level following. ... Skinheads, named after their shaven heads, are members of a subculture that originated in Britain in the 1960s, where they were closely tied to the Rude boy of the West Indies and the Mods of the UK. English Skinhead on cutdown circa 1991 // Categories National Socialist Skinheads in Toledo. ...

Janosch (Sascha Backhaus) has problems at school and despises the lifestyle of his bourgeois mother. He runs away to his friend "Koma" (Simon Goerts), who he had met at a holiday camp before. Koma is an Oi skinhead, a particular sort of skinhead that has little political motivation, prefers a lifestyle of partying and binge drinking, and whose musical tastes are a synthesis of skin and punk music. Bourgeois at the end of the thirteenth century. ...

Koma's girlfriend is pregnant and wants Koma to change his ways. She blows up his secret hideaway with dynamite, but this only infuriates Koma even more, who blames this on the punks he had gotten into a fight with previously.

Meanwhile, Janosch meets Zottel (Jens Veith), a punk who makes his money with little circus acts at wealthy people's parties. The two fall in love, but their happiness is cut short when Koma attacks Zottel and kills him. In a fit of fury, Janosch grabs a brick and slays Koma.

The movie is the directorial debut of the Reding brothers and took about five years to film, mostly due to financial constraints. It is shot in stark black-and-white, underscoring the film's gritty feel. Black-and-white (or variations including Black and White) can refer to a general term used in photography, film, and other media (see black-and-white). ...

Among others, the film won the German Camera Award and an emerging talent award at the L.A. Outfest.



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