This is a fantastic documentary. Three 15 y/o girls from similar "patch work family" backgrounds have to find their way through puberty and the challenges of their Berlin borough Kreuzberg 36, known for its low income and high migrant population. Especially Klara's fate is interesting, clearly allowing us to see that children need guidance, authority and in general a father figure in their lives. The language might be shocking at times, but this is authentic language, authentic consumption of alcohol and drugs. Even though the girls still have a chance to make it, it becomes obvious that at least two of them could still fail. The music is fantastic, mostly German subculture sounds, hip hops, rock, but perhaps not what the kids listen to, but that's OK. In a way it is even better than Raising Victor Vargas since it is not staged.
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