A prince leaves his city and sets off to avenge his father not aware his father wasn't murdered and in-reality committed suicide and soon learns the truth about his people from a warrior woman.
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Kahro (voice)
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Nezo (voice)
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Ghrak (voice)
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Jhinna (voice)
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Erito (voice)
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Eike (voice)
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Agra (voice)
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Nezo (voice)
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Kahro (voice)
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Hal Tara is the son of The Kahro of the city of Hebalon and heir to the throne. When The Kahro kills himself, Hal is chosen to taken his place to rule Hebalon. But the discovery of The Kahro's suicide letter, that his father's death was no suicide, and was conducted by rivals of the city known as The Zeriths, Hal disguising himself as a commoner leaves the city and sets out to find the Zeriths and avenge his father. But Nezo, The Kahro's evil advisor who discovered the Kahro's body sends a warrior known as Erito to join Hal and to kill him. Entering the Zerith's camp, unaware of his identity, Hal falls in love with Zita, a Zerith female warrior, unaware Nezo has evil schemes to take over ruler ship of the city and Erito's wife Eike and Hal's sister Jhinna have uncovered his evil plot. Written by Daniel Williamson

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€3,400,000 (estimated)
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Derek Jacobi (Nezo) later made a guest role as Professor Yana/The Master in "Doctor Who". James McAvoy (Hal Tara) was rumored to play the 11th Doctor when David Tennant announced his departure from the series, but Matt Smith was cast. See more »

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Zita: I end where you begin. And where you end I begin.
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Behind the scenes of the film is showing during the opening credits and the crew is seen setting up the sets and preparing the puppets for filming and the title of the film appears 6 minutes into the film, after the first scene. See more »

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28 October 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The whole concept of strings interested me from the start, I'll admit i have a strange fascination with puppets anyway from somewhere unknown, i think probably Fraggle rock and that sort of thing which was re-established when i saw 'being john Malkovich' with the beautifully worked string puppets.

but anyway the whole concept of the strings being part of the puppet i found really enthralling, like they weren't quite in control of their own movements as we feel we aren't. the mystical scenes of the sky with strings in looked awesome.

the opening scene really captures your attention and you feel so much empathy towards the king that you forget he is a piece of wood and treat him as human from the start.

i was really intrigued with the explanations of birth and death and think they really added to make the universe seem believable.

on the whole the story was kind of predictable but in a classical fantasy way really worked in the new context. the design of all the surroundings was breathtaking, i think this would be great for kids also, despite the lack of happiness within the story


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