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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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Cast

Credited cast:
James McAvoy ... Hal (voice)
Catherine McCormack ... Zita (voice)
Julian Glover ... Kahro (voice)
Derek Jacobi ... Nezo (voice)
Ian Hart ... Ghrak (voice)
Claire Skinner ... Jhinna (voice)
David Harewood ... Erito (voice)
Samantha Bond ... Eike (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marina Bouras ... Jhinna (voice)
Pernille Højmark Pernille Højmark ... Eike (voice)
Paul Hüttel Paul Hüttel ... Agra (voice)
Jonas Karlsson ... Hal (voice)
Melinda Kinnaman ... Zita (voice)
Jesper Langberg Jesper Langberg ... Nezo (voice)
Henning Moritzen ... 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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Country:

Denmark | Sweden | Norway | UK

Language:

English | Danish | Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

27 May 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hilos See more »

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Budget:

€3,400,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Julian Glover appeared as Grand Maester Pycelle on Game of Thrones (2011), which was based on George R.R. Martin's fantasy book series "A Song of Fire and Ice". Peter Dinklage and Sophie Turner, who also appeared in the series, appeared opposite James McAvoy in the X-Men film franchise. See more »

Quotes

Zita: [Hal and Zita are at the Zerith's camp watching female Zeriths dancing] Aren't they beautiful?
Hal: Yes.
Zita: They are dancing the story of our people. Those are the Siads from Abagos.
Hal: Abagos?
Zita: Yes. Our lost city. Abagos. Once we all lived as one people in the city of Abagos. The Hebalonians came and drove us out. They destroyed everything. Murdered and raped. Since then, we have had to live as fugitives.
Hal: Is that true?
Zita: Yes. Didn't you know? Hebalom is built upon the ruins of Abagons. We have never given up...
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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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Strings you along nicely......,
31 August 2005 | by BoggmanSee all my reviews

Strings" is quite a unique and interesting movie going experience. This just happens to be one of those movies I had never heard of before that I ran across doing research, and decided to give it a shot. My biggest problem with Strings is that the puppets do not move their mouths, which made it a little hard to follow as the dialogue as it switched back and forth between characters. Once your able to get past that - this is really a beautiful little film.

A little over-dramatic but with some pretty high production values, "Strings" is unlike no movie you have seen before. The cinematography, voice overs, and set designs are well done and very pleasing to watch and to listen to all throughout.

One thing I enjoyed about "Strings" was the how the actual strings were incorporated in the movie. There is no effort to hide them. In fact, the strings themselves are part of each characters actual being, reaching all the way up in to the sky with the "head" string being the strongest and most valuable. Cut the head string, and your dead! Get a little to playful, and you might get tangled and need some help getting undone! Interesting little concept.

Strings is a fantasy story about a King who commits suicide, leaving the thrown to his son. When his son is lead to believe by his evil uncle that some outside rebels are responsible for his death, he seeks out to find them and avenge his father. In the process he goes on a magical journey, learning about life, love, war, and the fact that people and things aren't always quite what they seem.

"Strings" is a film that stands on its own two feet- apart from anything else out there. All in all, it's a very impressive piece of work- and a good family oriented film.

Recommended!


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