In 1993 the film was one of the ten most successful German cinema films. It reached its enormous audience mainly in school screenings, whereupon the dtv publishing house suggested director Brunner to make a book out of the material. This was written by Andreas Steinhöfel, who later became famous with his “Rico and Oskar” books.
Twelve-year-old Lena and her mother are assigned a new apartment by the social welfare office. From now on they will live in the run-down “Hotel Paradies”. The mother finds it appalling that they should live under the same roof as homeless, asylum-seeking, poor and illegalized people. But despite the adverse circumstances, which the hotel owes to the greedy, racist operator Mr. Schmuck, Lena immediately feels at home. She finds a great best friend, Ajoke, and explores her new home. When her mother’s expensive cutlery and jewelry is stolen, she is sure that Lena’s new friends are behind it. But Ajoke and Lena have long suspected who the villains really are in this “hotel”. Together with the other children, they track down an outrageous crime.
Catalogue number: DWP1309
A society abound. An old musician with his flute. His music takes us into another world: The dunes of the Sahara. There is a lack of everything. On water and daily bread. Who should a mother give preference, when they know that they can get through only one of her twin babies? Life goes its own way…
This drama offers expressive actor and opulent images rather than dialogues! An ancient oriental musicians from Berlin tells about his music the story of his life. He is born as a twin in times of famine. His mother knows she can get through only one of the two children and has to decide. You are her milk the healthier of the two children and provides them with the greater chance of survival. But sometimes decides life differently than humans imagine the …
1955. The Irish Christina Noble must look reality of life early in the eye. Her mother dies when she is still a child. Your alcoholic father is unable to keep the family together. As a teenager she is raped, a child is taken away from her. She marries a husband of exploiting and beaten. It seems that the life of Christina to offer anything good.
But instead of break to its past, the adult Christina feels the experience rather than an incentive to change the world for the better. Their faith is unshakable, and the hope that also fulfill their dreams is great. 14 years after the Vietnam War, it therefore travels to the former Saigon, to appeal for the weak and poor of society – children. A decision that affects not only their own lives fundamentally, but to date has changed the lives of 700,000 children and families.
After real events!
Also interesting: Liam Cunningham plays in ‘Game of Thrones’ the Onion Knight, and Brendan Coyle in ‘Downton Abbey’, Bates, the servant. And actress Deirdre O’Kane is actually total known as stand-up comedian in Ireland.