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Glücksritterinnen (2011)

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, life in Russia has become a struggle for survival. The looming state bankruptcy, the increase in crime and the lack of education and career ... See full summary »

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Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, life in Russia has become a struggle for survival. The looming state bankruptcy, the increase in crime and the lack of education and career opportunities have pushed many mothers to send their daughters to the Golden West hoping they can build a better life there. The director, Katja Fedulova, came to Germany herself in 1993 and started her studies in Kiel where she became friends with five fellow Russians sharing a similar fate: Ilona, Olga, Alesja, Tatiana and Zhenja. They get by working illegal jobs, they are party-crazy and they enjoy hunting for eligible bachelors, while dreaming of true love. 13 years later, the friends reunite in Kiel; an opportunity for Katja Fedulova to address and portray her friends', as well as her own, history and experiences cinematically. What has become of their dreams? Their destinies reflect the struggles of an immigrant's life, the shattered hopes and pragmatic compromises, the uprooting and - in each ... Written by Ulrike Zinke

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