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Kriegerstock

Kriegerstock
Scene from "Kriegerstock" (photo © Benjamin Stoess)

Astrid is an artist and lives alone in Cologne. Her father Wolf lives near Cologne and suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. He’s constantly wandering off and getting into trouble. Astrid decides to have him move in with her so that she can take care of him.

Wolf completely muddles up Astrid’s life. She hardly has anymore time for herself. Her life revolves only around her father. He requires her complete attention. Her daily life is filled with the constant monologue of Wolf’s stories, which grate on her nerves. On top of that, he has no use for her art and constantly confuses her with her sister. Astrid feels more and more pressure and is near despair. The two of them argue and Wolf vanishes. When Astrid finds him he is wandering through the streets and she finally manages to get involved in his reality and the richness of his stories from another time inspires her to new work: a comic strip is born.


Joseph Lippok was born in 1983 in Berlin. After working as a casting and directing assistant for various film and theater productions, he studied at the ifs international filmschule in Cologne from 2006-2009. His films include: Aus Dunst und Nebel (documentary short, 2007), Ballonne (short, 2008), Intermin (short, 2008), 89 und Du und ich (documentary short, 2009), and Kriegerstock (2009).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2009
Director Joseph Lippok
Screenplay Nathan Raimann
Cinematography Roland Stuprich
Mathias Dombrink
Ronald Lippok, Bernd Jestram
Edda Staubach, Utta Hagen, Vaia Pangea
Cast Elisabeth Degen, Michael Degen, Jo Schmitt, Joanna Zenses
Producer Tobias Leveringhaus
Production Company ifs internationale filmschule köln, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 27 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Hof 2009, European Short Film Festival UNLIMITED Cologne 2009 (Regional Competition), Max Ophuels Festival 2010 (In Competition)
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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