TOKIO HOTEL - Beyond the World

a film by Oliver Schwabe

TOKIO HOTEL - Beyond the World

Germany | 2017 | 90:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait Society Music

Content Categories

Documentary Music film
... also availabel in 52min English version for TV.
The 90mins version started in the cinemas in Germany November 30th, 2017.
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With millions of records sold, the German band TOKIO HOTEL became a teenage sensation, first in Germany and then internationally. A close-up portrait of a band that has grown up and follows its own, highly individual path.

At the age of nine, German twins Bill and Tom Kaulitz decided they wanted to become famous. By the time they were twelve, they had formed a band together with Gustav Schäfer and Georg Listing that went on to conquer the world as Tokio Hotel. They were admired, ridiculed, hated and adored… And they became a huge success: their albums went platinum in 60 countries, their concerts sold out and the androgynous Bill became a style icon. Rich and famous in their early twenties, the twins flew to Los Angeles in their private jet, leaving behind thousands of devoted fans and a life behind protective walls. They wanted their freedom back… but they had no idea what the future held. The film delves deep into the lives of the band members, accompanying Bill and Tom through Californian deserts and visiting Gustav and Georg in their hometown of Magdeburg. They talk about the price they paid for success, the inseparability of the twins, about love, sexuality, home and music. The band comes together in a Berlin studio to record their new album and prepare for their next world tour. With steely determination and a lifetime of experience, the musicians pursue their childhood dream: the pop fairytale that is Tokio Hotel…
Cast and Crew
  • Director Oliver Schwabe
  • Producer Birgit Schulz
  • Director of Photography Benjamin Wistorf, Christian Becker
  • Production assistent Monika Mack, Rolf Bremenkamp
  • Sound Oliver Prasniker, Martin Ehleben, Filipp Forberg
Original Languages



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