Little Fish (Kleine Fische)

Little Fish
Scene from "Little Fish" (photo © Mathias Schoeningh)

A smart young boy foresees the force of eroticism and the ambivalent power of femininity. A light, ironic tale about the anticipation and the burden of masculinity.


Holger Ernst was born in 1972 and studied Visual Communication at the Academy of Art Kassel, specializing in Screenwriting and Directing. He won the Hesse Prize for Best Screenplay 2000 for his script Das Leben geht weiter (Life Goes On). His other award-winning films include: Argus (short, 1997), Der blaue Engel oder das Leben der Martha S. (documentary short, 1998), Kleistronik (short, 1999), Little Fish (Kleine Fische, 2000), Do You Love Me? (Liebst Du Mich?, 2001), Natur Pur (short, 2003), Rain Is Falling (2004), and his feature debut The House Is Burning (2006).
Category Short
Year of Production 2000
Director Holger Ernst
Screenplay Holger Ernst, Frank Schwaiger
Cinematography Frank Schwaiger
Cast Jonas Werner, Christian Wehrberger, Almut Nickel
Production Companies Kunsthochschule Kassel, Lichtgestalten/Berlin
Length 9 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Montreal 2001 (shorts competition)

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