What does a bouncer look like?
The documentary film ‚Straßensamurai‘ (Street Samurai) takes an intimate look at the lives of an unexpected kind of bouncer; ones who follow a unique codex similar to that of the samurai in Japan in the Middle Ages. They are a group with a deep loyalty to employers and colleagues, and a sacred respect even for their opponents. This film is a window into their world, into the lives of a group that share a deeply moral approach to life, one that is rare and interesting.
“Straßensamurai” also explores the loneliness of the city at night, following bouncers home to empty apartments after long shifts. Strained relationships, struggles balancing work and family, all tributes paid to their own definition of freedom.