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Day of the sparrow  //  Der Tag des Spatzen (Orig.)

DIR: Philip Scheffner
2010 / Germany / 104 min

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DAY OF THE SPARROW is a political wildlife documentary. It tells the story of a country where theborder between war and peace is disappearing. On November 14th , 2005 a sparrow is shot dead in Leeuwarden, and in Kabul a German soldier dies. These competing headlines are the starting point for director Philip Scheffner, to trace the war using the methods of an ornithologist. On his journey through Germany, the camera circuits a reality of the war – by capturing images of apparent peace.Dialogue fragments are wafting through deserted landscapes. Birds remain in the focus, becoming our guides to hidden places where the war is produced. And then, a sudden change of perspective: An arrest takes place on a Brandenburg country lane. The birdwatchers themselves become the targets of observation.

About

Director Philip Scheffner
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography Bernd Meiners
Editing Philip Scheffner
Music
Sound Pascal Capitolin, Volker Zeigermann
Duration 104 min
Year 2010
Country Germany
Colour Colour
Tags animals, essay, observational, political, war
Production
Distribution Arsenal distribution
Arsenal distribution
Country:  Germany

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