Christoph is training with the Viennese special police unit WEGA, a daily life of testosterone, fighting, and peer pressure. When he shoots a man during an operation, allegedly in self-defense, his colleagues quickly celebrate him as a hero, but the outside world reacts with criticism. Soon thereafter he begins suffering from panic attacks and shows the symptoms of trauma. While battling internal impotence, he tries outwardly to uphold the appearance of the strong man so as not to forfeit his status as hero.
User Reviews: This movie is about a guy who joins the special police unit "WEGA" (former known as Wiener Einsatzgruppe Alarmabteilung), highlighting some of the really hard challenges of this kind of job.
It’s a very authentic and realistic police drama and the opposite of a Michael Bay movie, so don’t watch it with the expectation to see another Bad Boys flick.
To give you a short introduction without spoilers let’s say the Cop’s are called to different places of action. Most of the time it really feels like you’re part of the scene and in the end it’s getting more and more intense with some good thrilling parts. Also the job’s impact to the cop’s private life is shown in some points.
I really enjoyed to get a 90 minutes closer lock behind the "WEGA" curtain. Especially because the director’s focus is on a non-mainstream part of this job.
The spoken language is viennese.
Recommended when you love to see authentic thrillers, police stories or similar stuff.