Himmel und Hölle (1994)

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11-year-old Nina and her mother Birgit move to the countryside. But while Birgit seems to cope very well with the upheaval, the shy young girl only feels accepted when she joins a girl guide group. Nina's new teacher for Religious Education, the organizer of the group, and the parson belong to the fanatically pious "Legion Of The Holy Angels", a sect preparing its members for the final battle between demons and angels. As Birgi's behaviour doesn't conform to her daughter's ideas, Nina sacrifices a black kitten which allegedly has a bad influence on Birgit. But this only makes things worse, for Birgit eventually forbids her daughter to go to the scouts' sessions and thereby loses her trust. Nina's friend Miriam is having a hard time being accepted by the scouts and leaves them when she isn't allowed to participate in an important ceremony. Nina is faced with a difficult decision...

GENRES
Drama • TV movie
DIRECTION
Hans-Christian Schmid
CAST
Katja Riemann  •  Aline Metzner  •  Shirli Volk  •  Cora Lutz

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Katja Riemann Birgit
Aline Metzner Nina
Shirli Volk Miriam
Cora Lutz Julia
Hannelore Hoger Frau Singer
Uli Ackermann Vermieterin
Wolfgang Hinze Herr Drexler
Tessi Tellmann Nonne
Karlheinz Vietsch Rektor
Michael von Au Frank