Beautiful Bitch

Beautiful Bitch

Deutschland 2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The story of Bica, called Bitch, who lives alone and neglected on the streets of Bucharest. Lured by the promises of former policeman Cristu, she follows him to Düsseldorf in order to earn the money she needs for herself and her little brother. But the job she has been offered turns out to be working in an group of organized pickpockets under horrific conditions. On one of her thieving tours she meets Milka, doughter of a well-to-do family and gets to know the "normal" life of teenagers for the first time: for her a feeling as breathtaking as it is confusing. When Cristu finds out about Bitch′s excursions into this new world, he tries to keep her away from it with brutal force. But Bitch′s new friends team up to help her …

Writer/director Martin Theo Krieger on "Beautiful Bitch": "The story of Bitch is based on real occurrences, experiences and living conditions. The question explored in the film which give it direction, emotion and drama is fictional, however, and gives the topic a universal meaning: it is about a friendship against all odds. About hope and the desire for a decent, self-determined life. And about the struggle that takes all the courage, confidence and energy that can be mustered so that a bit of this hope can be realized."

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Martin Theo Krieger
Assistant director:Anke Köster
Screenplay:Martin Theo Krieger
Director of photography:Andreas Höfer
Assistant camera:Roland Fritzenschaft
Clapper loader:Jens Nolte
Lighting design:Roger Altmann
Set design:Andrea Kessler (Szenenbild)
Property master:Julia Breitenkamp, Peter Bolewski
Stand-by props:Ulrike Gojowczyk
Make-up artist:René Jordan, Ana Mujan
Costume design:Ute Paffendorf, Matthias Lerch (Set Dresser)
Editing:Brigitta Tauchner
Assistant editor:Julia Dupuis
Sound:Volker Zeigermann, Stefan Schmahl
Foley artist:Dieter Hebben
Casting:Iris Baumüller-Michel, Marc Schötteldreier
Music:Andreas Schilling
Music (other):Martin Hossbach (Musikberatung/Lizensierung)
  
Cast: 
Katharina DerrBica alias Bitch
Sina TkotschMilka
Patrick von BlumeCristu
Lucien Le RestNicu
Igor DolgatschewAndrej
Tom LassSilviu
Aljosha HorvatConstantin
Therese HämerMilkas Mutter
Rolf BergMilkas Vater
Vivien La FleurIsabelle
Fahime FarzanessaSevim
Leonie BeneschGitti
Jürgen RißmannHausverwalter Döring
  
Production company:Riva Filmproduktion GmbH (Hamburg), Neue Impuls Film Produktionsgesellschaft mbH (Hamburg)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
Producer:Michael Eckelt
Producer (TV):Alexander Wesemann (WDR), Jeanette Würl (NDR)
Unit production manager:Martin Hämer
Location manager:Gernot Valendzik
Production coordinator:Laura Einmahl
Production manager:Sandra May
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Length:103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 08.2007, Montreal, Festival des Films du monde;
Erstaufführung (DE): 27.10.2007, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 14.08.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Beautiful Bitch

Versions

Original

Length:103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 08.2007, Montreal, Festival des Films du monde;
Erstaufführung (DE): 27.10.2007, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 14.08.2008
 

Awards

Marburger Kinder- und Jugendfilmfestival Final Cut 2008
Bester Jugendfilm
 
Festival International de Cinéma Saint-Quentin, Frankreich 2008
Grand Prix du Ciné-Jeune de l'Aisne
 
Festival International Castellinaria Bellinzona, Schweiz 2008
Castello D'Oro
 
International Filmfestival Santa Barbara 2008
Best Foreign Film Award
 
Filmfest Türkei / Deutschland, Nürnberg 2008
Öngören Preis für Demokratie und Menschenrechte
 
Filmfest Emden 2006
Preis für das beste Drehbuch