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Eric is 21 and a German marine. Instead of writing Whatsapp-messages, he keeps a diary. On his duffle bag, he embroidered a poem – by Goethe. Why does Eric want to be a soldier? A story about longing and the search for the true way of life.

Charlotte Funke was born in 1988 in Berlin. She studied German Language and Literature at Freie Universität Berlin and then trained as a journalist at the electronic media school Potsdam. From 2012-2014, she worked as an editor at the rbb-Kulturradio. Since 2014, she has studied Directing in the documentary class of the University of Television and Film Munich.
Category Documentary, Short
Year of Production 2015
Director Charlotte Funke
Cinematography Laura Forigua Loaiza
Producer Jana Arni
Production Company Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 14 min
Format DCP, b&w, 4:3
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Warsaw 2016, Cambridge 2016

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