GANGSTER GIRLS (Europe) Co-Written By Tina Leisch & Ursula Wolschlager takes you on a journey of Gangster Girls in European prison. The filmmakers successfully use makeup and theatrical performance to create an empowering space for the “gangster girls” to tell their stories.
They are caught in between heroin trips and toy pistol muggings, between mad shopping sprees and depths of misery. They learn English and jail slang. They crave for substitute happiness smuggled into their cells and the next leave. At the only women’s prison in Austria, Schwarzau, drug mules, robbers, and frauds share their cells and their yearnings for love, tobacco, and shower gel. They dream of their children who are far away or one of the inmates from Gerasdorf, the prison for male juveniles, brought to the women’s prison once a week for a co-ed theater workshop. What put them behind bars and what is prison doing to them? The young women’s improvised answers on stage are often entirely different than those that they give in intensive interview tableaus. This gives rise to a complex picture, drawn by the prisoners themselves, of the social space of the prison.
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