Arlette. Courage is a muscle.

A journey from Africa to Berlin turns into an unexpected journey from childhood to adulthood. The film centres around Arlette, a 15-year old girl from the Central African Republic who suffered severe injuries during the last war. In Berlin a surgery frees her from her year-long pain. This changes her both physically and mentally: suddenly Arlette is in her puberty. But then war breaks out again in her homeland. What was planned to be a short stay in Berlin turns into a journey without a foreseeable end. Alrette is forced to grow up and take her own decisions about her future. Stranded in Berlin the young girl faces the challenges of a foreign culture and a language she doesn't speak. This film is a long-term observation – told resolutely from the perspective of a young girl from the Central African Republic. And the viewer gets to see our everyday life through the genuine and honest eyes of Arlette.
Buch: Florian Hoffmann
Kamera: Katharina Diessner, Mathilda Mester
Produzent: Tim Oliver Schultz
Cutter: Sven Kulik
Ton: Gian Suhner
Musik: Martina Colli
DirectorRegie: Florian Hoffmann
GenreGattung: documentary
Production CountryProduktionsland: Germany
Production CompanyProduktionsfirma: PS Film GmbH, Peter Spoerri & Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH
ProductionProduktion: 2015
Recording FormatDrehformat: Digital
Screening FormatVorführformat: 16:9
Frame RateBildgeschwindigkeit : 25
Aspect RatioSeitenverhältnis : 16:9
Sound FormatTonformat : Dolby 5.1
LanguageSprache : German and Sango, with engl., german and french subtitles
FassungFassung: OmU
Running TimeLaufzeit : 84