Allein in vier Wänden

Allein in vier Wänden

Deutschland 2006/2007, TV-Dokumentarfilm


Alone in Four Walls
"Alone in Four Walls" tells the story of imprisoned children in Russia, between the ages of 11 and 15, who would rather stay behind bars than be released to freedom. 120 children are kept here, they have been sentenced for theft, rape and murder. They receive food and clothes; they go to school and engage in sports. They no longer have to fight for existence every day; for the first time in their young lives they can be what they are – children.
Lyosha, a 13-year-old thief, is the newest inmate. He didn′t manage to say goodbye to his mother. For two years he will not see her, she won′t have the opportunity to visit him. Tolya, a 14-year-old murderer, will be released soon. His village, where he is going back, doesn′t give him a chance: "He should be killed, a kid like that."

Everyone sees in them only criminals, and forgets that they are children. Children who will never have a childhood. 91% of these children will end up back inside. This time in a prison for adults.

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All Credits


Originaltitel (CH) Allein in vier Wänden
TV-Titel (DE) Mama, mir geht es gut... - Die Gefangenen von Tscheljabinsk



Originaltitel (CH) :Allein in vier Wänden
Length:85 min
Format:HD Cam - überspielt auf DigiBeta, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.03.2009, 29715 (VV), ab 12 Jahre
Screening:Aufführung (CH): 03.08.2007, Locarno, IFF - Woche der Kritik;
Kinostart (DE): 26.11.2009


TV-Titel (DE) :Mama, mir geht es gut... - Die Gefangenen von Tscheljabinsk
Length:62 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE FR): 03.04.2007, Arte;
Aufführung (DE): 16.01.2008, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis


achtung berlin -new berlin film award 2008
Beste Kamera
Max-Ophüls-Preis 2008
Bester Dokumentarfilm
FBW 2007
Prädikat: Wertvoll
IFF Locarno 2007
Jurypreis - Sektion Woche der Kritik