Munich-based world sales company Global Screen, a brand of Telepool, has picked up worldwide distribution rights to the mother-daughter drama NEEDLE PARK BABY, inspired by the bestseller PLATZSPITZBABY by Michelle Halbheer and Franziska K. Müller.
An almost unbelievable story set in the midst of Zurich's drug scene and told in an engaging way from the perspective of 11-year-old Mia who is able to bear living with her heroin addict mother by taking refuge in a dream world and giving some hope, joy, and fun to her life with the aid of an imaginary friend.
Mia stands for all the children forgotten as a consequence of Zurich's needle park. They were forgotten both by their heroin-addicted parents as well as by the overstretched authorities. Unlike in conventional drug dramas, the director Pierre Monnard tells the story from the perspective of an innocent child rather than that of a drug addict. This creates a very strong and touching drama without any vestige of sensationalism, yet with original ideas of how to make unpalatable scenes somehow bearable.
After a sensational opening in Switzerland in January 2020, NEEDLE PARK BABY has meanwhile become the most successful Swiss film of the past two years with 285,000 admissions to date; it was produced by C-Films who is behind other box-office hits such as ZWINGLI, LITTLE MOUNTAIN BOY and THE FOSTER BOY.
GLOBAL SCREEN is pleased to be able to present NEEDLE PARK BABY as a market premiere at the upcoming Marché du film online.
We’ll keep you posted and are looking forward to seeing you virtually at the upcoming Marché du Film online.