If you think Netflix’s How to Sell Drugs Online seems (almost) too crazy to be accurate, let us blow you up a bit more. German teenager Maximilian Schmidt rose to prominence after being arrested for selling 4.1 million euros worth of drugs from his children’s room.
Shiny Flakes: The Teenage drug lord, now streaming on Netflix, gives a face-name and looks at the beginning of this 19-year-old drug empire.
Maximilian Schmid was only 19 years old when he realized. He had to earn serious money selling drugs online. You don’t have to wait in the park.
For a shadow to be cast or coordinate local deliveries; As easy as shopping for shoes online, you can put your drug of choice in your shopping cart. And have it on your doorstep faster than ordering from Amazon Prime.
He teamed up with suppliers via online connections:
Soon started a full-fledged nursery business selling bespoke cannabis, LSD, methamphetamine, cocaine and prescription drugs, to name a few. It only took a few months for things to unfold. And he did his best by sending his packages and accepting payments in bitcoins.
While things were going smoothly, Maximilian soon encountered a few bumps in the road; some packages were intercepted, the merchant was arrested, and he became negligent. The baby-faced drug lord was convicted as a teenager. And sentenced to seven years in juvenile prison for this “emotional immaturity”. And is now enjoying his freedom – even if he doesn’t receive a “cent” of the $4.1 million. He won during this claim to sell drugs online.
Unforgettable dialogue: Maximilian says something at the start of the documentary that. In my opinion, sums up his ego and attitude towards everything. “A lot of tech-savvy people will say: ‘Well, with a little thought and effort. That you can do it.’ I can do the same.” But the difference is whether you do it or not. “
Thanks to an extraordinary story at its core, Shiny_Flakes:
The Teenage Drug Lord was built for success. A lonely, antisocial teenager goes online to start a sleek virtual drugstore and make millions? Come on. It sells itself, but thanks to some very effective directorial decisions by director Eva Müller. Shiny Flakes becomes more than just a compelling case retelling. Maximilian Schmidt’s most potent weapon is a charming blonde. With a babyface who doesn’t regret what he did (and might even do it again after about 4 1/2 years in prison).
Reconstruction is often bold, but getting Max into a model bedroom. Where he commits all these crimes and having him. Lets start over in his own words is a fascinating story. Even during the slower parts of the film. When Max starts and spends a lot of time chatting online, it’s hard to take your eyes off him; we may know where we’re headed.
But that doesn’t make it any less enjoyable to see what will develop.
My mouth opens a few times, and I can’t help but laugh here. And there until Max smiles smugly and we hear from confused and annoyed staff who can’t get over his attitude.
All of this is great fun, but I still want Shiny Flakes to take the time to explore Max’s privileges; I can think of several other cases where a man. In his early twenties would be treated lightly by a court. (But as a white young man with “emotional immaturity”. I assumed that adult experience was impossible.)
Despite the difficulty of getting the bigger picture, Shiny Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord is undeniably worth a look. Thanks to its engaging (if a bit grainy) subject matter and some creative filmmaking options. This documentary has quickly earned its place among the most compelling journalism titles released on Netflix this year.
Shiny Flakes: The Teenage Drug Lord brings his extraordinary story to life, impressive, beautiful, and sometimes downright hilarious.