Max “Adlersson” Herzberg (20) reviews all sorts of things, talks about himself, bawls in town, cracks borderline jokes and crosses every boundary he sees – Max is a YouTube creator and makes a decent living off of it.
Most of Max’s friends have their own social media channels too, some are even quite successful. They are dubious role models, but without a doubt celebrities of their generation.
Is Max a violence-glorifying influencer with far-right tendencies or just a normal adolescent, simply trying to find himself? He might be both, possibly without being overly aware of it. LORD OF THE TOYS portrays him and his gang during one summer and studies the milieu, in which their lifestyle is thriving: the West in general and East Germany in particular.
PABLO BEN YAKOV was born in 1986 in Saarbrücken. He started his career in film as a child actor and has worked as a graphic designer, editing and production assistant, and freelance editor. He is currently studying Directing/Documentaries at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg.