Allein in vier Wänden

Alone in four walls

Everyone only sees criminals in them and forgets that they are children. They have stolen, committed assault, killed; all whilst still under fourteen years of age. 120 children are kept here, in a closed institution in the Urals. They would rather stay behind bars than be released to freedom. They no longer have to fight for existence every day; for the first time in their young lives they can be what they are: children. Children who never had a childhood. 91% of these children will end up back inside. This time in a prison for adults.

European Panorama 2008
Alexandra Westmeier
Germany 2007
85 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Alexandra Westmeier
Cinematography Inigo Westmeier
Editing Alexandra Westmeier
Produzenten Inigo Westmeier, Alexandra Westmeier Koproduktion MDR,WDR und ARTE Redaktion Katja Wildermuth (MDR), Jutta Krug (WDR) Linger On Filmproduction Inigo Westmeier und Alexandra Westmeier Roennestraße 8 14057 Berlin Deutschland T/F +49 30 8161 4253