THE GENITAL WARRIORS
Germany | 86:40 Min | DE/ENG
GERMAN TITLE: Die Geschlechtskriegerinnen
SUBTITLES: English (American, British and Hard-of-Hearing), German, French, Spanish (from Spain and Latin America), Portuguese (from Portugal and Brazil), Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Polish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Finnish and Serbian
Frank, a 70-year-old in a mental hospital, has a movie made for his two ex-girlfriends from 40 years ago, Lena and Barbara, hoping to win one of them back. These two embittered protagonists coincidentally meet. Each of them finds out that she's not the only one Frank’s trying to win back. They swear revenge on him, travelling to the past with a magic wand and a shotgun, thereby triggering the disintegration of Frank and his movie …
The ensemble film “The Genital Warriors” pieces together the three main characters’ fragmentary pasts, allowing their different perspectives and memories to meet and overlap.
A geronto-psychiatric ward in Hamburg, Germany: The 70 year-old patient FRANK types a screenplay about his relationships with LENA (71) and BARBARA (68), two women he lost long ago and now wants to win back.
These two women meet by chance on a park bench on the Elbe River; Flashbacks take us back to their fragmentary memories of places and relationships. Both women were romantically involved with the same two men, Frank and VIKTOR. It ended badly. They decide to take revenge and travel by means of a magic wand into the past.
On their journey, different embodiments of Lena and Barbara meet their ex-boyfriends again and again, fighting for the correct version of their common hi/story – their ex-boyfriends are to be wiped out. This is achieved in a drive-by shooting from an old pink Cadillac or at the old club where the Beatles got famous. But Frank continues to work on his screenplay and doubles of the two men consistently rise again.
To his horror, Frank discovers that, in addition to Lena and Barbara, his doctor has also played a role in his life story. Frank accuses Dr. Reimenschneider of always having stood between him and the two women. The boundaries between reality and fiction become increasingly fragile…