A movie directed by Christian Wagner
Germany 2001 88 min 35 mm Dolby Stereo SR
VHS and DVD available from Filmgalerie
Ghettokids is based on the lives of several teenagers.
It is a hard story told without pulling punches. I tried for years to
find the right actors, to get to know them and to get them to participate
in the film. What I hate most about Munich is that behind the glittering
façade there are children whose future is not so bright. Central
Station is the place where kids go to commit their petty crimes from a
very early age. Given that they are juveniles, less than 14 years of age,
they cannot go to prison if they are caught. [
] But their childhood
has been stolen from them, leaving nothing they can hold onto to stop
themselves being swept away.
TEAM Director Christian Wagner ScreenwriterDr. Gabriela Sperl Cinematographer Jürgen Jürges Assistant Director Doris Wedemeier Production ManagerHeike Käbisch Editor Patricia Rommel Sound Marc Parisotto Composer Fabian Römer Production Designer Su Proebster Costume Designer Nicole Schlier Makeup Artist Sonali Chaterjee, Silvia Barthelmes Casting Lore Blössl, Heike Ulrich Comissioning Editor Stephanie Heckner BR, Patricia Seutin-Bardou ARTE Executive Producer Dieter Graber, Harald Wigankow Producer Bernd Burgemeister