BEHIND THE WORLD – THE TOKIO HOTEL EVOLUTION
A film by Oliver Schwabe
The film tells the heroic story of the former teen band Tokio Hotel. While Gustav and Georg have remained faithful to their homeland Magdeburg, the twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz now live in LA. A Million records sold, 68 times platinum, a German and later an international teenage generation forfeited the East German guys. Thousands of kids around the world to learn German – because of Tokio Hotel.
An incredible story that not only attracts fans in its spell.
The film embarks on the real Pop-tales and shows the production, preparation of interviews, the world tours, the press data Backstage situation at concerts, business meetings and strategy meetings. Always from the internal perspective of the band that is entirely self-determined. We look beyond the world of Tokio Hotel. We do not wait for the concert, we are with the band for the concert.
Bill, Tom, Gustav and Georg talk about the reality behind the pop business. Desires, fears, stress but also happiness, friendship and Private life is discussed.
The film allows a view directly into the heart of Gustav, Georg, Tom and Bill, and shows the closeness to the protagonists, like the dream to be a star could be true.
Here are Tokio Hotel a very unique way – far from any extraneous determination by the music business.
Book + Director: Oliver Schwabe
Editing: Christian Becker
Producer: Birgit Schulz
In co-production with RBB, ARTE, WDR
Funded by the Film and Media Foundation NRW