The String Puppet

The String Puppet

A Shortfilm by Alexander Frank
” This is my Lucky Charm! “

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…

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

Nominated for the German Human Rights Awards 2008


Written by Alexander Frank
Directed by Alexander Frank
DoP Dian Zagorchinov
Editor Tal Brog
Composer Ruth Chan
Casting Anja Joos
Production Design Tatiana Belova
Production Management Christine Tröstrum, Dorothee Wenner
Produced by Susanne Mann, Debora Neumann

Production Company:
Berlinale Talent Campus
Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

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Making Of
All Pictures: © David von Becker