Julian, a 14-year old, dies surrounded by the colorful products of a huge supermarket. The film is inspired by a true story and shows the rebellion of the local youth against the bleak life of suburbia.
A huge supermarket is the only meeting point for 14-year old Julian and his newly met friends. Fresh emotions of brotherhood, affection and thrill encourage their wish to break out of suburban boredom. One night, Julian and his pal Marko break into the supermarket full of promising products. A moment of childish freedom ends abruptly in a moment of harsh grown-up reality. A story inspired by true events.Written by
Golden Girls Filmproduktion & Filmservices GmbH
Movie is based on the actual killing of 14-year-old Florian P. , shot to death in a supermarket in Krems-Lerchenfeld, Austria on August 4, 2009. The area has been described in the press as a "social powder keg" of poor education and poverty in a town filled with chic bars and boutiques - out of reach of the so-called "Children of Lerchenfeld" who have a history of taking on "the ruling classes." That anger that spawned tearful vigils for Florian P. outside the market.
The police officers involved claimed they acted in self-defense, yet the 5'6" boy was unarmed and standing in front of the officer who shot the boy in the heart, according to Upper Austria State Police Command. the 43-year-old officer was sentenced to eight months in prison after pleading guilty.
Director Steven Richter said he hoped the film would be a testament to young Florian who received an in-memoriam notice in the film's final credits. See more »
A great, quiet drama
This is a very moving film about how hard life can be, about being at the wrong place at the wrong time and a lost child- respectively boyhood. Very obvious is the missing love in each of the lives of the protagonists. Once again you realize how close emotional coldness, low self-love, self-hatred and hardship in live are. It is very interesting, that although it is quite well known what "faults" in education, no matter if you are wealthy or poor lead to isolated and depressed children, there will always be parents who are not able to change. Which again leads us to the childhood of those, who themselves suffered from low self-love and self esteem. A very educational movie for school classes, i guess.
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