© 2018 by Lukas Augustin

in theatres
dates

PRESS (GERMAN)

“Nach dem Abspann war die Anspannung im Publikum deutlich spürbar.

Es dauerte etwas, bis die Zuschauer sich dem Bann des Dokumentarfilms

entziehen konnten, der zu berühren weiß, ohne zu dramatisieren und der

schonungslos die Brutalität des Alltags in Kabul aufzeigt“

(Süddeutsche Zeitung)

 

"Der ganze Kinosaal war wie elektrisiert. (...) Dieser Film hinterlässt

wirklich Spuren - und Gänsehaut."

"Eine spannende und bedrückende Dokumentation."

(WDR, Westart)

 

"Authentisch und berührend"

(Der Tagesspiegel)

TRUE WARRIORS

documentary

90 minutes

Kabul, December 11, 2014. During the premiere of a theatre play about suicide bombings a 17 years old boy blows himself up. Some in the audience clap, because at first they think the explosion is part of a very realistic re-enactment. Only when panic spreads do they realize what happened.

The documentary film TRUE WARRIORS tells the story of the actors and the musicians who were on stage that day. With their play, they wanted to make a point against the terror and violence that eats up their country. Now they are paralyzed by fear. Ever getting on a stage again? Unimaginable! Becoming a famous musician? Way too dangerous!

Only when violence hits a second time, some of the artists decide to take a different approach.They become ever more radical as artists. Not only do they go back on stage – they also play the most daring piece they imaginable, on the streets of Kabul, unprotected.

TRUE WARRIORS reminds us that if we really want to defeat terrorism we need to offer more than fear and hatred. One of the actors said after a screening in Germany: "We need to move from a culture of war to a culture of peace – and who could lead the way but us artists?".

for more information visit:

www.truewarriors.de

 

A co-production by Brot + Zwiebel

and Pantaleon Films

in association with ARTE

supported by Filmförderung

Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

and the German Film Fund.

 

TEAM

Director // Cinematography // Producer: 

Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel // Niklas Schenck


Co-Director // Cinematography: 

Lukas Augustin // Augustin Pictures


Second Camera: Abdulhai Darya // Benno Müchler


Editor: Julia Drache


Additional Editing: Angela Tippel


Consulting Editor: Andrew Bird


Music: Andrej Melita


Music for film trailer: Lisa-Marie Puy


Sound: Roman Vehlken


Co-Producer: Dan Maag


Color Correction: Jochen Hinrichs-Stöldt // Optical Art


VfX: Markus „Maggi“ Selchow // Optical Art


Head of Postproduction TV: Jenny Cazelles // Optical Art


Head of Postproduction Cinema: Benjamin Wüpper // Optical Art


Subtitles: Eurotapes // Michael Kastelic // Audio2


Motion Graphics: Annabell Huckele


Graphics: Daniel Weiss // white by design


Title designer: Natalie Heinlein // Shahin Shokoui


Translation: Hasib Azizi // Qais Hatef // Azim Fakhri

Filmdisposition Marc Erich Wessel