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The Best of All Worlds (2017)

Die beste aller Welten (original title)
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Based on true events seven year old Adrian is growing up in the underground drug scene of the Austrian city Salzburg, famous for culture and classical music. His mother Helga is torn ... See full summary »

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Adrian Goiginger
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Cast

Credited cast:
Verena Altenberger ... Helga
Lukas Miko Lukas Miko ... Guenter
Patricia Aulitzky ... Police officer
Michael Pink ... Michael Mazidis
Michael Fuith ... Herr Huetter
Jeremy Miliker Jeremy Miliker ... Adrian
Roman Blumenschein Roman Blumenschein ... Alois
Barbara Macheiner Barbara Macheiner
Gerhard Greiner Gerhard Greiner ... Detective
Fritz Egger Fritz Egger ... Medical Officer
Philipp Stix Philipp Stix ... Walter
Gabriel Marian Skowerski ... Ronan
Reinhold G. Moritz Reinhold G. Moritz ... Berni Windbichler
Emily Schmeller ... Michaela (scenes deleted)
Sophie Resch Sophie Resch ... Renate
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Based on true events seven year old Adrian is growing up in the underground drug scene of the Austrian city Salzburg, famous for culture and classical music. His mother Helga is torn between her drug addiction and her love and dedication for her son. Despite this environment Adrian has a happy and normal childhood, the best of all worlds. Their relationship is tested to the limit when the authorities and child welfare services find out about Helga's addiction.

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Country:

Austria | Germany

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German

Release Date:

8 September 2017 (Austria) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria See more »

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EUR1,700,000 (estimated)
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Adrian's real father died from a heroin overdose three months before Adrian was born. See more »

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Fia Di
Performed by Michael Pink
Written by Lüder Lindau, Michael Pink
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What an incredibly moving story
15 February 2017 | by SkellyCTSee all my reviews

I have seen the premiere at the Berlinale 2017.

Within the first 5 minutes we are transported into a world most of us don't know much of. We watch from a young child's point of view what his world looks like, it is his best world of all, the only one he knows and it's good. In truth of course it is not.

An incredibly touching story told with a huge amount of empathy by simply telling it as it is. Adrian Goiginger is showing off a great talent in his first feature length film. Very gently does he show us this love story between a mother and a child. A very strong mother who despite all her shortcomings and her inner turmoil manages to give this child a wonderful childhood.

Jeremy Miliker is quite a find, his energy and emotional depth is astounding at his tender age. Verena Altenberger shows incredible courage by going deep into this difficult character. They and all other cast clearly have worked hard with their director to get to the bottom of the story and their characters.

A special mention and thumbs up for Michael Pink whose song "Fia di" continues to ring in my ears.

Without giving away anything I want to encourage you to go watch it once it's in movie theaters even if you feel it might be too touching, and it is, because the end will make it all worth it.


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