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Strings (2004)

PG  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  27 May 2005 (UK)
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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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Zita (voice)
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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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Marina Bouras ...
Jhinna (voice)
Pernille Højmark ...
Eike (voice)
Paul Hüttel ...
Agra (voice)
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Nezo (voice)
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Kahro (voice)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

Puppeteer Bern Ogodnik claims that it takes up to ten years just to perfect the movement of the hands of a marionette puppet, and that perfectly moving all the strings of the entire body can maybe be learned in 25 years. See more »

Quotes

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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A unique take on the fantasy genre with puppets
25 August 2004 | by (Norway) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie at the Norwegian International Film Festival, and I was totally blown away. The atmosphere, world and characters this movie introduces you to feels so incredibly unique and extraordinary.

The most brilliant thing, however, is the fact that instead of editing out the strings, or pretending that they're not there, they use the strings as a sort of...lifeforce.. If somebody looses their head-string, they're dead. This simple fact made the world seem even more real, and suddenly made the puppets into something living.

If I had to say anything negative about this movie at all, it's the fact that since the mouths of the puppets aren't moving when they're talking it's a bit difficult to get into at first. I found myself confused in the beginning as to whom it was that was talking, but I guess this is just the nature of movies that use puppets like these.

I couldn't recommend this movie any stronger than I do. Pray that this gets a US distributor, because as of now it's not picked up.


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