105 min


9 Lives

9 Leben

Directing: Maria Speth


At least 9000 young people in Germany live on the streets. Nearly 2000 of so called "street kids" live in Berlin. They come from different parts of Germany but also from Kazakhstan and Kosovo and other countries. The film portrays the destinies of Sunny, Toni, Krümel ("Crumb"), JJ, Stöpsel ("Plug"), Soja and Za – who have all, perhaps, already lived nine lives. The film shows the emotional and physical beatings these people have suffered. But despite all this destruction, they are endowed with remarkable strength and talent. The film concentrates on how their personalities materialize as they discuss their lives in front of a neutral backdrop in a studio.
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