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Strings (2004)

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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Credited cast:
... Hal (voice)
... Zita (voice)
... Kahro (voice)
... Nezo (voice)
... Ghrak (voice)
... Jhinna (voice)
... Erito (voice)
... Eike (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Bouras ... Jhinna (voice)
Pernille Højmark ... Eike (voice)
Paul Hüttel ... Agra (voice)
... Hal (voice)
... Zita (voice)
Jesper Langberg ... Nezo (voice)
... Kahro (voice)


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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Tied by hate - Bound by love See more »


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Release Date:

27 May 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hilos  »


Box Office


€3,400,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Claims to be the "world's first fully integrated puppet feature film". See more »


Erito: [Erito enters the One-Stringer's cave to consult the One-Stringed about Hal] I have come to ask for your help. I don't know what to do.
One-Stringed: Kill the boy! He is bound to his father's destiny. In thrall to generations of wickedness, tyranny and lies! This, I see clearly. You are becoming entangled in his net, but he is not worth obeying. Set yourselves free from your doubts and fears. Take him down to the Lake of the Thousand Dead Warriors and there let him atone for the genocide!
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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 »


References Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Highly original
15 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

This movie, is one of those, you must NOT miss, if you appreciate wonderful pictures and a beautiful atmosphere. The scenes and environment was what hooked me. One glance at the backgrounds and the detail level is enough to make you beg for more. The story is okay, it is not fantastic, but I think it's well told. The concept of this movie is fully thought through bit for bit, it is revealing the ground rules for a world, where everyone is bound by strings, like a little world inside a box, but still it's a whole new gigantic world like on another planet. The sound and sound score is perfect, it gives this film, the last bit of atmosphere. It has already become one of my favourites, and there is no film like this one out there.

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