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Maria Speth

GER 2007, 120 min

When Rita is released from prison, she takes back her children. With the aid of Marc, a US soldier stationed in Germany, she develops something like a normal family life.

GER 2014, 87 min

Agnes, a teacher from the Hessian provinces, has come to Berlin to identify a dead girl who might be Lydia, her runaway daughter. It turns out not to be Lydia, but Agnes stays in the city anyway. Still frantically looking for her missing daughter, she comes across a young stray called Ines, who no longer leaves her side. (Berlinale - Forum 2014)

GER 2010, 105 min

The film portrays the fates of several youths who decided at an early age – some as young as eleven, twelve or thirteen years old – to leave home, only to end up living on the streets temporarily or permanently. Sunny, Toni, Krümel (“Crumb”), JJ, Stöpsel (“Plug”), Soja and Za are all physically and emotionally hurt, and could have already lived nine lives. Despite all this destruction, they are endowed with remarkable strength and talent, which forms the focus of the film.

GER 2001, 79 min

The days between in which 22-year-old Lynn drifts among the various worlds shes caught up in. Life at home with her brother, his wife and their two kids allows her to enjoy a family environment without being too involved. Lynn lives spontaneously, waiting for what the days bring. While her day job in a cafeteria leaves her drowsy, earning money as a dancer in a trendy night club allows her to release her explosive energy.

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