"With a committed, flesh-and-blood central performance by Alina Serban, this is more GIRLFIGHT than MILLION DOLLAR BABY - and all the better for it." - Demetrios Matheou, Screen Daily

"When it comes to portrayals of multifaceted single mums, Alina Serban remains the reigning champ." - Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film 

Charismatic single mother Ali works herself to the bone as a cleaner at the Ritze nightclub in Hamburg so that her two children can have the opportunities inherent in a German life and education. Long ago, as a promising young boxer, Ali was the pride and joy of her father and the Romanian Roma community, but she was disowned after bearing children out of wedlock. One night, Ali discovers the boxing ring in the basement of the Ritze, and it brings back memories. Ritze owner and former boxer Tanner recognizes her talent, and as she starts to box again, she sees the chance of a better life, but at what price? (Kino Lorber) 

Awards & Nominations
Winner - Tobias Moretti, Best Actor - Austrian Film Award

Winner - Alina Serban, Best Leading Actress - German Screen Actors Awards

Winner - Ecumenical Jury Prize Best Film - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Official Selection: Hamburg Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival, Shanghai International Film Festival