26.9. - 5.10.2019

Trips to hell - Living with the addiction Germany 2010 | 80 min | OV | Colour | FF 2011

Wilma Pradetto

Wilma Pradetto (*1951) studied at the DFFB in Berlin. She worked as assistant director for Michael Ballhaus, Peter Patzak, Martin Scorcese and István Szabó. Since 1992 she works for ARD, ZDF and arte.

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Two portraits of two people who became addicted to heroin in the 1980s. Journalist Jörg Böckern was a junkie for over twenty years and nearly lost his life to the drug. He is clean now and wonders how he could hide his addiction at work. Christiane K. cannot live without drugs until today. Despite that she successfully masters her life as a single working mother. This compassionate documentary shows what it means to keep up appearances while standing close to the abyss.

Orig. Title: Höllentrips - Leben mit der Sucht
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: German
Director: Wilma Pradetto
Producer: Saskia Kress
Sprachfassung: OV
Camera: Michael Hammon, Eike Zuleeg, Michael Dreyer
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Cutter: Thomas Wellmann
Format: DigiBeta (PAL)
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