The String Puppet

Project information

Talent Alexander Frank
Role of participant Writer, Director
Status finished

Production details

Running time 10 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2008
Country of Production Germany
Production Company
Berlinale Talent Campus (Garage Studio)


still / picture for The String Puppet
still / picture for The String Puppet
still / picture for The String Puppet


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. One of the soldiers opens his backpack from which he produces a string puppet. In an attempt to communicate with the boy the soldier starts to play the puppet - and ultimately plays for his life under the merciless eyes of a boy turned soldier. Until the young lad lowers his gun...

Cast

Soldier 1Rainer Strecker
Soldier 2Lisa-Marie Janke
Child SoldierLangston Uibel

Crew

Cinematography byDian Zagorchinov
Original Music byRuth Chan
Film Editing byTal Brog