contemporary society
D 2010 | 100 min
Der Tag des Spatzen
© 2010Meiners Bernd Meiners
Der Tag des Spatzen
© 2010Scheffner Philip Scheffner
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.
Original titleDer Tag des Spatzen
Pascal Capitolin, Volker Zeigermann
CameraBernd Meiners
DirectorPhilip Scheffner
EditorPhilip Scheffner und Merle Kröger
ProducerMeike Martens | Merle Kröger | Philip Scheffner
ScreenplayMerle Kröger und Philip Scheffner
Festivals: Berlinale - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films
Production Company
Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH
Venloer Str. 241-245
50823 Köln [ Ehrenfeld ]

Fon: +49 221 5397460

Production Company
Skalitzer Str. 62
10997 Berlin [ Kreuzberg ]

Fon: +49 30 61076098

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