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by Frieder Schlaich


Thirteen-year-old Charo is ‘enjoying’ the worst time of her life: puberty! She is also living illegally in Germany, together with her mother. When the latter is caught by the police, she decides to move back to Colombia with her daughter, which ends up with Charo having to fight for her future in Germany all by herself. Based on a true story.

original title: Weil ich schöner bin
country: Germany
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Frieder Schlaich
film run: 84'
release date: DE 26/12/2012
screenplay: Claudia Schaefer
cast: Mira Aring, Angeles Aparicio, Mariangel Böhnke, Lavinia Wilson
cinematography by: Benedict Neuenfels
film editing: Karina Ressler
art director: Sasa Zivkovic, Anne Schlaich
producer: Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
production: Filmgalerie 451
backing: German Federal Film Board, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
distributor: Filmgalerie 451
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