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(20.07.2018)

Hinter die Welt – Tokio Hotel

“Ich muss durch den Monsun, hinter die Welt …” With these lines, four boys from Magdeburg in 2005 sang in the ears of the music world. At the age of only nine, the twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz from Magdeburg decide to become famous. At the age of twelve, together with Gustav Schäfer and Georg Listing they found a band that conquered the world under the name Tokio Hotel. They are admired, laughed at, hated and worshiped … The film dives into the life of the band, accompanies Bill and Tom through deserted deserts of California and Gustav and Georg to the banks of the Elbe.

The success is gigantic: Platinum in 68 countries, sold-out concerts and Bill is becoming a style icon. At the beginning of the twenties, the twins – rich and famous – flee to Los Angeles in a private jet, leaving behind thousands of enthusiastic fans and a life behind the walls. They want their freedom back and do not know how and if it goes on.
The film delves into the life of the band, accompanies Bill and Tom through deserted deserts of California and Gustav and George to the banks of the Elbe. They talk about the price of success, the inseparability of the twins, about love, sexuality, home and music. For album production, the band gathers in the studio in Berlin and prepares world tours through South America, Europe and Russia. Undeterred, the band, which has already experienced everything, continues to pursue its childhood dream.

Air Date
Sunday, July 22, 2018 at 17.10
(59 mins)

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Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 00:15

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BEHIND THE WORLD
A film by Oliver Schwabe

Tokio Hotel – Hinter die Welt // Teaser 1 from Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH on Vimeo.

Tokio Hotel – Hinter die Welt // Teaser 2 from Bildersturm Filmproduktion GmbH on Vimeo.

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(16.06.2006)

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BEHIND THE WORLD
A film by Oliver Schwabe

At the age of nine, twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz from Magdeburg decided to become famous. At the age of twelve, they form a band together with Gustav Schäfer and Georg Listing, who will take over the world as of 2005 under the name Tokio Hotel. They are amazed, ridiculed, hated and revered ….

The success is gigantic: Platinum in 68 countries, sold out concerts and Bill becomes a style icon.

Rich and famous in their early 20s, the twins fly to Los Angeles by private jet, leaving behind thousands of devoted fans and a life behind protective walls. They want their freedom back … without knowing what the future holds.

The film delves into the lives of the band, accompanying Bill and Tom through Californian deserts and visiting Gustav and Georg in their hometown, Magdeburg, on the banks of the river Elbe.. They talk about the price of success, the inseparability of twins, about love, sexuality, home and music. The band comes together in a Berlin studio to produce their new album and to prepare for their next world tour.

With steely determination and a lifetime of experience already, the band follows their childhood dream: the pop fairy tale that is Tokio Hotel continues…

Tom's Photos Twin Photos Bill's Photos

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Book + Director: Oliver Schwabe
Camera: Benjamin Wistorf
Edited by: Christan Becker
Sound: Filipp Forberg, Martin Ehleben, Oliver Prasniker
Production manager: Rolf Bremenkamp
Producer: Monika Mack
Produced by: Birgit Schulz
Editor: Christian von Behr (RBB / ARTE), Birgit Keller-Reddemann (WDR), Oliver Schwehm (ARTE)
In co-production with the RBB, ARTE and the WDR
Sponsored by the Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
World Sales: New Docs / Elina Kewitz

www.bildersturm-film.de