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Needle Park Baby

English title: Needle Park Baby
Original title: Enfants du Platzspitz, Les
German title: Platzspitzbaby
Switzerland, 2020

Director: Monnard, Pierre
Production company: C-FILMS AG, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Co-producers: SRG SSR, Teleclub AG
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 100 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Spring 1995 – after the closure of the Needle Park and the public drug scene in Zurich, eleven-year-old Mia and her heroin addicted mother Sandrine are relocated to the countryside. While caring for her mother, Mia spends time with her imaginary friend and a gang of local teenage misfits. These friendships finally give her the strength to rebel and break free from her abusive mother.

Festivals:
Warsaw IFF 2020, Hof IFF 2020, Just Film Tallinn 2020, Castellinaria CFF Bellinzona 2020 (special awarded), Ale Kino! Poznan 2020, BUFF Malmö CFF 2021, Kristiansand CFF 2021, Golden Sparrow CFF Gera/Erfurt 2021

Website: www.platzspitzbaby.ch

Study guide: German / for Pupils

Study guide: German / for Teachters

World sales address/es:
Global Screen (DE)

Sold to:
Ascot-Elite (CH)
Alpenrepublik (DE)
Panda Filmverleih (AT)