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Burnt Hopes
Year: 2013
Run-Time: 1 x 90 min.

Directed by Sabine Derflinger
Written by Martin Ambrosch

Superfilm for ORF
Available worldwide except for Germany

Languages: German (ORIGINAL) , English (SUB TITLE) , German (SUB TITLE)
Format: 16:9
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Burnt Hopes

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A twelve-year old boy on his BMX bike sprays an ex-prostitute with a petrol-filled water gun as she stands on the street, smoking. She goes up in flames and dies of her burns. The boy is caught. But because of his age he cannot be prosecuted. Bibi Fellner, formerly a vice officer, quickly feels at home in the environment that she has known for decades. The scene is extremely brutal. It is ruled by Bulgarians, Turks and Chechens. The boy is a Bulgarian whose mother is being made to work under duress as a clandestine prostitute by a pimp who compels women to work for him. He forced the boy to set fire to the ex-prostitute because she betrayed him and put him in prison, from where he has recently been released ...

Awards: Adolf-Grimme-Institut 2014: Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Adolf-Grimme-Institut 2014: Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Adolf-Grimme-Institut 2014: Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Adolf-Grimme-Institut 2014: Adolf-Grimme-Preis Awards: Adolf-Grimme-Institut 2014: Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Adolf-Grimme-Institut 2014: Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Adolf-Grimme-Institut 2014: Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Adolf-Grimme-Institut 2014: Adolf-Grimme-Preis

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