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Heart of Fire (2008)
"Feuerherz" (original title)

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The true story of a young female soldier who comes of age during the Eritrean civil war.

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Letekidan Micael ...
Awet
Solomie Micael ...
Freweyini
Seble Tilahun ...
Ma'aza
Daniel Seyoum ...
Mike'ele
Mekdes Wegene ...
Amrit
Samuel Semere ...
Haile
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Tesfaye Gebreziasner
Wailay Gebreziasner
Yadesse Kabede
Mesfin Lesese ...
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Eritrea during the independence war against Ethiopia. Awet's mother left her when she was only a little girl and now she is growing up - in the midst of the upheaval - in an orphanage in Asmara. Her sense of justice is in evidence at an early age; as a young girl she is always trying to assert herself and protest against injustice. Several years later, her father - whom she believed lost - takes her away to live with his new family. But Awet is not welcome; her father torments her and finally gives her and her sister to one of Eritrea's liberation armies. The two girls are brought to a camp where they are to be trained as soldiers. There Awet experiences friendship, solidarity, and enthusiasm for the ideals of freedom. But her dream is shattered when she realizes that her heroes are committed to a brutal brothers' war against another liberation army. Confronted with death and fanaticism, Awet has to resort to her 'heart of fire', her courage and her conscience, to find a way out of ... Written by Luigi Falorni

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True, but ..
22 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

You know this is based on a novel (an autobiographical one) and I haven't read that book. I don't even know what really went on and if this is accurate or more or less propaganda. I do know, that I watched a movie, that tried to point out some things. You don't have to believe everything, but it still should make you wonder and make you think about different aspects (maybe even political ones) of life (and of course Death).

I'm pretty sure you read either the book or the synopsis summary, so I won't go into the story, but want to say something about a reaction of a few cinema-goers in Berlin. I was more than amazed, when after the movie was over (actually the credits were rolling) a small part of the audience were booing the movie! I haven't seen such a thing happening at the Berlin Filmfestival ... You could say I was kinda shocked! Why would people do that, even if they didn't really like the movie? It's not nice to the director, quite contrary it's without any respect. I for once did like the movie and the (relative) open message it did send out (the performances were good too) ... it might have been a slow build, but I thought it was worth the time it did invest in the characters ...


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