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Needle Park Baby (2020)

100min  |   Swiss German   |   Directed by: Pierre Monnard   |   Script: André Küttel  |   Production: Peter Reichenbach (C-FILMS AG), Roland Stebler (C-FILMS AG)   |   Coproduction: SRF, SSR, Teleclub


  • PRIX DU PUBLIC 2016 - Solothurn Film Days 2016

  • Swiss TV Award for Rabea Egg as Best Leading Actor

Spring 1995: After the open drug scene in Zurich was dissolved, eleven-year-old Mia and her mother Sandrine move to an idyllic little town in the uplands of Zurich. But the new home is no paradise for Mia, because Sandrine is heavily addicted to drugs and should never have been given custody. Mia takes refuge in a fantasy world with an imaginary friend. She talks to him in the lonely hours and makes fantastic plans for living on an island with her mother, away from drugs. In a gang of children whose members come from similarly difficult backgrounds, Mia also finds a kind of surrogate family and, increasingly, the strength to rebel against her all-ruling mother.

The film is inspired by the book "PLATZSPITZBABY" by 
Michelle Halbheer & Franziska K. Müller. 

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