THE STRING PUPPET

Runtime: 5:22 min

Year: 2008

Country: Germany

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Int. Premiere: Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival)

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Written and Directed by Alexander Frank

Produced by Christine Tröstrum & Dorothee Wenner

Director of Photography Dian Zargorchinov

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Starring Rainer Strecker (Soldier 1), Lisa-Marie Janke (Soldier 2), Langston Uibel (Child Soldier)

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A Berlinale Talent Campus Production 2008

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SYNOPSIS

Two western soldiers save themselves into a broken down classroom during a battle which is going on outside in an unidentified southern country. When entering, they are suddenly held at gunpoint by a child soldier. In an attempt to communicate with the boy one soldier starts to play with a puppet - and ultimately plays for his life under the merciless eyes of a boy turned soldier…

FESTIVALS

- BERLINALE, 2008

- German Human Rights Award, 2008 (NOMINATION)

- Vimeo Staff Pick

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