n this 1984 West German film, a 12 year-old street kid in a slum of Berlin struggles to stay afloat through a commitment to his compassionate teacher and ambivalent classmates, aged 11-14, who also bear the harsh marks of impoverishment, which manifest themselves in peer ruthlessness and disrespect of adults. Movie does not, however, end in a tragic manner. Film contains frequent profanity, alcoholism, mild crime and peer violence, brief male nudity. This describes the film in German, without dubbing or subtitles.

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