Barnefilmfestivalen April 22 – 27 2024

Needle Park Baby

Based on true stories

In the spring of 1995, the Needle Park of Zürich is closed, and the drug addicts who live there must leave. 11-year-old Mia and her mother Sandrine move from the park to Sandrine’s home village. They both struggle to adapt to a new life and to redefine who they are outside of life in the park. While Mia is trying to take care of her mother, she finds new friends among the older and cooler kids. Will they influence her to follow in her mother’s footsteps or be a way for her to break free? 

Needle Park Baby is based on the true stories of the children that grew up in this brutal environment.

Trailer

Location
Online
Country
Switzerland
Language
Swiss/German, German
Subtitles
English
Censorship
12+
School
Classes 8-10, High school
Original title
Platzspitzbaby
Director
Pierre Monnard
Year
2020
Category
Feature film
Duration
1t 40m
Genere
Drama

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