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Needle Park Baby (2020)

Platzspitzbaby (original title)
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Spring 1995 - after the closure of the Needle Park in Zurich, 11-Year- Old Mia and her heroin addicted mother Sandrine are relocated to the countryside.

Director:

Pierre Monnard

Writers:

André Küttel (screenplay), Michelle Halbheer (book) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Sarah Spale Sarah Spale ... Sandrine
Jerry Hoffmann ... Andre
Luna Mwezi ... Mia
Caspar Kaeser Caspar Kaeser ... Gasser
Lea Whitcher Lea Whitcher ... Frau Bucher
Esther Gemsch Esther Gemsch ... Frau Schuler
Jorik Wenger Jorik Wenger ... Yannick
Michael Schertenleib Michael Schertenleib ... K. Störchli
Anouk Petri Anouk Petri ... Lola
Thomas Hostettler Thomas Hostettler ... Serge (as Thomas U. Hostettler)
Delio Malär Delio Malär ... Buddy
Emilio Marchisella Emilio Marchisella ... Kieran
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Spring 1995 - after the closure of the Needle Park and the public drug scene in Zurich, eleven-year-old Mia and her heroin addicted mother Sandrine are relocated to the countryside. While caring for her mother, Mia spends time with her imaginary friend and a gang of local teenage misfits. These friendships finally give her the strength to rebel and break free from her abusive mother. Written by PM

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Drama

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Up until the 90s, Zurich was a meeting point for heroin addicts from all over Europe. Platzspitzbaby tells a mother-daughter story right out of the drug hell. See more »

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Features Jim Knopf und die wilde 13 (1978) See more »

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Ich gibe nöd uf
Performed by Luna Mwezi
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the swiss take...
2 January 2021 | by ops-52535See all my reviews

On the addiction issue. good film good acts,depressingstory,and awful recognizabel.

the grumpy old man reccomends


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Country:

Switzerland

Language:

Swiss German | German

Release Date:

16 January 2020 (Switzerland) See more »

Also Known As:

Needle Park Baby See more »

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C-Films AG See more »
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1.66 : 1
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