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by Martin Theo Krieger


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 Bicas 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.

international title: Beautiful Bitch
original title: Beautiful Bitch
country: Germany
sales agent: Sola Media GmbH
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Martin Theo Krieger
release date: DE 10/04/2008
screenplay: Martin Theo Krieger
cast: Katharina Derr, Patrick von Blume, Sina Tkotsch, Lucien Le Rest, Tom Lass, Aljosha Horvat, Igor Dolgatschew, Therese Hämer
cinematography by: Andreas Höfer
film editing: Brigitta Tauchner
art director: Andrea Kessler
costumes designer: Ute Paffendorf
music: Andreas Schilling
producer: Michael Eckelt
production: Riva Filmproduktion, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, NDR - Norddeutscher Rundfunk
backing: Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA), BKM, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmstiftung NRW, MSH Schleswig-Holstein
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