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Beautiful Bitch

Beautiful Bitch
Scene from “Beautiful Bitch” (photo © Riva Filmproduktion/Atrix Films)

With quick hands and lightning speed, Bica is a feisty young thief living on the streets of Romania. After her brother is taken away by child services, she joins a gang of young pickpockets under the guidance of Cristu, a devil of a guardian angel. Together they travel to Germany, where Bica excels at her job and has no pity for her victims. After stealing the wallet of a wealthy man, she begins a friendship with his spoiled and beautiful daughter Milka. Milka can’t pronounce Bica’s name, so she just calls her "bitch." Through her relationship with this equally turbulent girl, Bica catches a glimpse of the supposed “good life” for privileged youth. Beautiful Bitch offers a powerful and honest look at friendship across social boundaries and the will to break free.


Martin Theo Krieger was born in 1953 in Lingen/Ems. After studying Music, Education and Drama, he enrolled at the German Academy of Film & Television (dffb) in Berlin. Also active as a DoP, editor and screenwriter, his films include: Zischke (1986), Herz ueber Kopf (1988), and Beautiful Bitch (2007).
Genre Drama, Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Martin Theo Krieger
Screenplay Martin Theo Krieger
Cinematography Andreas Höfer
Brigitta Tauchner, Julia Dupuis
Andreas Schiling
Andrea Kessler
Cast Katharina Derr, Patrick von Blume, Sina Tkotsch, Therese Hämer, Lucien Le Rest, Tom Lass, Aljosha Horvat, Igor Dolgatschew, Rolf Berg, Vivien La Fleur, Fahime Farzanessa, Leonie Benesch
Producer Michael Eckelt
Production Company Riva Filmproduktion/Hamburg, in cooperation with WDR, NDR/Hamburg
Length 101 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Montreal 2007, Hof 2007, FICI Madrid 2007, Stockholm Junior 2007, Berlin 2008 (German Cinema), Santa Barbara 2008, Viareggio 2008, Warsaw 2008, MedFilm Festival 2008
Awards Best Foreign Film Santa Barbara 2008, Oengoeren Prize for Democracy & Human Rights 2008, Special Mention (Katharina Derr) Viareggio 2008
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, MSH Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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