1. Mai - Helden bei der Arbeit

1st of May: All Belongs to You
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German1. Mai – Helden bei der Arbeit
Directed by
Written by
  • Carsten Ludwig
  • Michael Proehl
  • Oliver Ziegenbalg
  • Jakob Ziemnicki
Edited by
Music by
Release date
  • 30 April 2008 (2008-04-30)

1st of May: All Belongs to You (German: 1. Mai – Helden bei der Arbeit) is a 2008 German film. It was premiered as the opening film of the series "Perspektive Deutsches Kino" ran May 1 - Heroes at Work at the Berlinale 2008.


Three episodes are interwoven in the film: "Uwe" is about a provincial police officer, "excursion" is about two adolescents from the small town and "Yavuz" is about an eleven-year-old Turk. Everyone experiences May Day in Kreuzberg.

Provincial police officer Uwe, with his colleagues turned down for participating in the demo on 1 May in Berlin, is cheated on by his wife at home. He visits a brothel. During the demo, he gets between the fronts and in the field of action of a water cannon and is injured on the nose.

Jacob and Pelle, two middle-class youths from Minden, go to Berlin in the hope of riots, but there they are mistaken between tourist program and street violence. Attempting to get drugs poses greater difficulties for both of them.

The young Turk Yavuz wants to grow up, prove his masculinity and set off for the first time with his brother on 1 May. On his journey through the oncoming chaos Yavuz gets to know old man Harry, with whom he builds a street barricade. Harry develops protective instincts for the boy.

The end of the day brings them all together to the hospital in Kreuzberg.


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