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2000, 84 min

Section: Forum of Independents
Year: 2001


Sixteen-year-old Sabine is sent by her divorced mother, who has a new boyfriend, to live with her father in the hostile suburbs of East Berlin. Lost, confused, friendless, she might as well be on another planet. Eventually she befriends her classmate Eddi. Eddi’s best friend is a juvenile delinquent, eighteen-year-old Micha. A few days after she settles into her new home, Sabine runs into Micha on her way home from school. Micha is on the run – with a knife in his hand. A few steps further Sabine discovers a dead boy lying in a pool of blood. When the police start their inquiries, Micha gets Eddie to find out how much Sabine knows. . . . Violence, hate, frustration, aggression – this is the world of teenagers from the concrete jungle, once the pride of Socialism.

About the director

Esther Gronenborn, born in Oldenburg, grew up in Stuttgart and studied documentary direction at the Munich film school (HFF). She worked in theatre and wrote reviews for an Internet magazine. After spending some time living in Hong Kong and England, she moved to Berlin where she started making music videos. is her first feature film.

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents
Director: Esther Gronenborn
Screenplay: Esther Gronenborn
Dir. of Photography: Jan Fehse
Music: MoserMeyerDöring
Editor: Christian Lonk
Producer: Eberhard Junkersdorf, Dietmar Güntsche, Kirsten Sohrauer, Ulrich Limmer, Rainer Kölmel, Cooky Ziesche, Arthur Hofer
Production: Bioskop Film GmbH, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Shorts Production, ORB, Studio Babelsberg, Independents
Cast: Jana Pallaske, Frank Droese, Toni Blume, Nele Steffen, Wilhelm Brenner, Daniel Fripan, Andrusch Jung, Arthur Rakk, Mathias Frenzel, Achmed Kersten Block, Susanne Sachse, Andi Hoppe, Axel Prahl, Axel Werner

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