The film tells the story of the nail bomb attack at a Turkish hairdresser’s on Keupstraße in Cologne on 9 June 2004, focusing on the consequences for the victims and their relatives, against whom the main suspects had been investigated for years. The film reconstructs the investigations of the police on the basis of the interrogation protocols and it becomes clear that the victims were the most likely perpetrators for the police. An xenophobic motive was largely ignored. Only years later was the attack assigned to the so-called National Socialist Underground (NSU).

In an impressive way DER KUAFÖR AUS DER KEUPSTRASSE shows how profound the bomb attack, but also the suspicions afterwards, have shaken life in the Cologne district of Mülheim.

Just as in Cologne, in the other cities where the NSU murdered, the relatives and their environment were mostly suspected. The film opens the discussion on the question of structural xenophobia in Germany in a new way, namely from the perspective of those affected.

2015 | Documentary | 92 Min. | DCP
World Premiere
Dokfest Leipzig 2015
Distribution Real Fiction
German cinema release February 25, 2016



Director Andreas Maus
Script Andreas Maus, Maik Baumgärtner
DoP Hajo Schomerus
Montage Rolf Mertler
Music Maciej Sledziecki, Marion Wörle
Commissioning Editor WDR | Jutta Krug
Producer Herbert Schwering, Christine Kiauk



Taner Sahintürk – Kuaför Özcan Yildirim
Atilla Öner – Kuaför Hasan Yildirim
Sesede Terziyan – wife of Kuaförs Özcan Yildirim
Aylin Esener – wife of Kuaför Hasan Yildirim
Sebastian Weber – Police investigator



Özcan Yildirim
Hasan Yildirim
Abdulla Özkan
Atilla Özer
Tamer Aldikacti
Mitat Özdemir
Metin Ilbay
Meral Sahin
Sevet Özdag
Hülya Özdag
Haydar Güray
Hasan Emektar Ugur Yigitbasi
Gül Yigitbasi
Mehmet Koc u. Restaurant Mevlana

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