Based on Wilhelm Busch's classic tale, Max and Moritz are two underage brothers living an adventurous life of petty-crime in Hamburg. Their mother Rita, an anarchist with a love for life, has nothing on her mind but making music, drinking and messing around and she doesn’t really care what her boys are up to. Only Paula, the angel-like social worker with a helper syndrome and very good intentions, tries to safe what is beyond saving. The two boys cause with a crash a stolen car, in the passenger seat sit the adolescent daughters of a Hamburg senator. Enough is enough! The two scoundrels are packed up and sent to a boot camp.
This camp is run by Axel and Henry, two former East German soldiers with a tendency to sing and who still strongly believe in Communism. Secretly they are gay and have been a couple for a long time. But with Max and Moritz nothing is a secret for long. In theory Axel and Henry get Ђ150 per day per child but in reality, and after a very short time, they too surrender to the mischievous boys.
Everything could be fine now if Max and Moritz hadn’t stolen small-town pimp Murder Hanne’s red Ferrari. The nationalistic sadist teaches the boys a painful lesson. But Max and Moritz wouldn’t be Max and Moritz if they let this weekend-fascist get them down... and when they steal the key to their military school’s ordinance depot, things start to change... And when mama Rita and angel Paula come to visit, things climax in every possible way... - german-cinema.de