Set in post-reunification Berlin, Jockel and Stefan attempt love but find that drugs and jealousy stand in the way. The film’s rough and tumble world contains the vanishing elements of a once strong counterculture; the brutality of junkie street life, S&M sex in abandoned cellars, heroin addictions, excessive partying, fist fights in drag queen bars and the ever present threat of Neo-Nazi street thugs.
The film is rhythmically guided by a hand puppet play summarizing and commenting on the state affairs between Jockel and Stefan and their lives at the trailer camp they inhabit.
Michael Stock’s Prince in Hell is a film about junkie life that reflects the troubles of a reunified Germany and how youths, either gay or straight, have trouble adapting to a new way of surviving. –Water Bearer Films
Born in Steinhöring near Munich on 24.3.1968, he moved to Berlin in 1987. A screenwriter, director, producer and actor, he began his career as a set dresser and production designer. He began working as an actor in the mid-nineties, also appearing in internation- al productions. He made his directorial debut in 1993 with Prinz in Hölleland, subsequently directing features for the TV magazine pro-gramme Liebe Sünde from 1994-98. He was one of the contributors to the film Fucking Different in 2005. –Berlinale