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NEEDLE PARK BABY

by Pierre Monnard

synopsis

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.

international title: Needle Park Baby
original title: Platzspitzbaby
country: Switzerland
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2020
genre: fiction
directed by: Pierre Monnard
film run: 98'
release date: CH 16/09/2020
screenplay: André Küttel
cast: Jerry Hoffmann, Michael Schertenleib, Luna Mwezi, Sarah Spale, Lea Whitcher, Jorik Wenger, Emilio Marchisella
cinematography by: Darran Bragg
film editing: Sophie Blöchlinger
music: Matteo Pagamici
producer: Peter Reichenbach
line producer: Roland Stebler
production: C-Films, SRF - Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen, SRG SSR, Teleclub AG
distributor: Ascot Elite Entertainment Group
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