A storm shipwrecks a prince on a small island, where he meets a dog who claims to be a prince too, bewitched by a jinn to live in a dogs body.
The prince fights the jinn to release the dog, but loses his mind over the the jinn's questions: If the dog is a prince, is the prince then a dog? How will you know who you are?
This is the first film of actor and author Matthias Bundschuh, based on a story by Franz Werfel. Bundschuh interprets the text about finding his identity in a poetic way and develops with his marionettes a unique form of expression. The dark, expressionistic images of DOP Helmfried Kober are captivating and hard to forget. A truly unsusual puppet film, based on the story "The Jinn" by Franz Werfel.
"The poetic puppet animation film "Where is who I was and am" is particularly captivating with its atmospheric intensity and the vividness of its multi-faced figures." (Frankfurter Rundschau)
"Dark expressionistic" (Süddeutsche Zeitung)
Film News Bayern, January 2009
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"WHERE IS WHO I WAS AND AM" trailer:
Author & Director: Matthias Bundschuh
DoP: Helmfried Kober, bvk
Music: Valentin Butt
Sound Mixer: Joszi Sorokowski
Editor: Uli Schön
Puppeteers: Philippe Brunner, Vladimir Fediakov, Pavel Tikhonov
Commissioning Editors: Claudia Gladziejewski, Brigitte Dithard, Nadja Dumouchel
Producer: Björn Jensen
Produced by: Ginger Foot Films
In co-operation with: Salzburger Marionette Theatre
Financially supported by: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
In co-production with: Bayerischer Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk and arte
Versions: English, German
Year of production: 2009
Supported by Sammlung Puppentheater/Schaustellerei of the Munich Stadtmuseum, P+S Technik, ARRI Rental, Panther and Die Medienakademie
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© by Ginger Foot Films, 2009
FBW: Rated Valuable, Exposition "The Art of Puppetry" Münchner Stadtmuseum 2009, Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche 2010,
Kuala Lumpur International Filmfestival 2011, Bristol Festival of Puppetry 2011, Sichuan TV Festival 2011, Puppets on Film Festival New York 2012