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Paradise Mall (Schlaraffenland)

Paradise Mall

Don't trust anyone over twenty.

A typical gang of bored and rebellious teenagers that get their kicks at the suburban Paradise Mall find out that the entire security system for the mall has broken down. They come up with a great idea for a party, and hide themselves in the mall until the doors are locked for the night. What they don't realize is that there are 2.5 million DM in the mall's safe and the well-armed security team is already on the way to police the mall through the weekend. What started out as innocent fun becomes a deadly cat and mouse game when the leader of the security detail realizes that he can steal the cash - and the kids would be blamed for it..


Friedemann Fromm was born in Stuttgart in 1963 and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. His films include: CARAMBOLAGE (short, 1985), RAMSCH MIT HATT'N (documentary, 1986), BORDERLINE (documentary, 1987), EINS ZU EINS (short, 1989), FREISPIEL (1991), the Tatort episode KLASSENKAMPF (TV, 1993/94), EINE MÖRDERISCHE LIEBE and BRÜDER AUF LEBEN UND TOD (TV, both 1995), the Tatort episodes PERFECT MIND and SPIEL UM DEIN LEBEN (TV, both 1996), GOOD ENOUGH TO DIE FOR (ZUM STERBEN SCHÖN, TV, 1997), PARADISE MALL (SCHLARAFFENLAND, 1999), BRENNENDES SCHWEIGEN (TV, 2000), the Tatort episode UND DAHINTER LIEGT NEW YORK (TV, 2001), and THE WEISSENSEE SAGA (TV, 2010), among others.

Director Friedemann Fromm
Screenplay Christoph Fromm
Cinematography Jo Heim
Eva Schnare
Johnny Klimek, Manu Kurz
Cast Ken Duken, Franka Potente, Heiner Lauterbach, Tom Schilling, Daniel Brühl, Jürgen Tarrach, Tobias Schenke, Roman Knižka, Susanne Bormann
Producers Kirsten Hager, Eric Moss
Production Company Hager Moss Film/Munich, in co-production with Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures, B.A. Produktion/Munich, AltaVista Unterfoehring, in cooperation with ProSieben Productions/Munich
Length 110 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Hamburg 1999
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Media II
German Distributor Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Germany/Munich

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