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Original title: Birta
German title: Birta
85 min
Junior Film
from 11 years
2021 | German Premiere
Direction: Bragi Thór Hinriksson


2021 | Junior Film

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Since her parents separated, Birta’s family has had money problems, although her mother works double shifts at the clinic and is hardly ever at home. There is never enough money. Eleven-year-old Birta even has to invent a white lie to explain why she plays handball without trainers. On top of that, her coach insists that she finally pays her club fees, otherwise she will not be allowed to take part in an important tournament. Then Birta finds out by chance that her mother does not know how to pay for the Christmas festivities. She tells her friend on the phone that she needs 100,000 crowns immediately. So Birta decides to earn money herself. Luckily, the Christmas holidays have just begun, and she can get started with her younger sister Kata. First they collect plastic bottles in the streets. But the full bag is stolen from them, and it was all for nothing. Their next idea is to bake biscuits and sell them “for a good cause”. This activity also goes wrong, especially since the children do not have a health passport. But then old Jónsi, their neighbour, makes them a suggestion ...

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