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Mummy's Little Helper

Catherine is 40 years old, the mother of Ailish (a 10 year old, tubby girl) and wife to an ambassador in Berlin. On the surface she seems to lead a charmed life but secretly she struggles with growing insecurity about her pear shaped body. While hosting a reception, she overhears a private conversation and finds out about a secret way to lose weight. At night Catherine goes to a rundown part of town in search of the mysterious cure…

Germany 2011, 11 min

by

Michael Lavelle

with

Gina Louisa Naumann
Beate Maes
John Keogh