SILENT COMRADE [STILLER KAMERAD]


11/24/2018 18:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater

Germany 2017 89 min original version with English subtitles

by Leonhard Hollmann

Script: Leonhard Hollmann, DoP: Domenik Schuster, Leonhard Hollmann, Johannes Greisele, Editor: Lena Köhler, Production: Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, Producer: Leonhard Hollmann, with: Claudia Swierczek, German soldiers

Every year the German parliament sends soldiers on missions to areas of conflict. From every mission soldiers return home wounded. Those wounds are not necessarily observable. Often, they only become apparent years after the mission as a disorder of their mental health. One of those disorders is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The psychosocial therapies offered by the army medical centers cannot provide help for everyone. Where conventional medicine is limited, Claudia Swierczek fills the gap with her horses. During years of work she has developed a therapeutic method that uses the horses’ exceptional abilities.

“The camera is always close to the protagonists and horses, but still manages not to interfere with the many intimate moments of the therapy sessions. The result is a very authentic and emotional film with a lasting impact on the viewer.” (user review on imdb.com)

Leonhard Hollmann was born in 1988 and studied at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF. SILENT COMRADE is his graduation film.

Filmography: 2008–2010 IM SCHATTEN DES SARKOPHAGS – EINE REISE ZU DEN MENSCHEN VON TSCHERNOBYL, 2017 STILLER KAMERAD, 2018 CISCO SYSTEMS – DREIKOMMAVIERSIEBEN (commercial film)

Contact
Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Cristina Marx
Germany
c.marx@filmuniversitaet.de
www.filmuniversitaet.de

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