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Sawdust Tales

Sawdust Tales

Sawdust Tales is a whimsical and timeless parable on survival in hard times and the force of a first love against all odds. In a timeless no-manÍs land scarred by social decay and imminent war, a circus troupe awaits the arrival of the mysterious Rupert who is to deliver them from danger into a better world. The old and wise tightrope master keeps a watchful, loving eye on his young apprentice who, to his concern, could be drafted into the army at any moment. To make matters worse, the boy falls in love with a mermaid ... Sawdust Tales is a captivating concoction of circus magic, suspenseful high-wire belancing acts, fairground revelry, war-time depravity, a bizarre romance and a pinch of the supernatural.
Category Feature
Director Baris Pirhasen
Screenplay Baris Pirhasen
Cinematography Jürgen Jürges
Jamie Trevill
Peter Ogi, The Simple Minds
Cast Julia Brendler, Hugo OÍConor, Károly Eperjes
Producer Pit Riethmueller
Production Companies Focus Film, Budapest, Medias Res Berlin Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH, Berlin, Medyapim Inc., Istanbul, in co-production with ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Linda Film/Munich, Magyar Televizi/Budapest
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 English
Subtitled Version German
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Eurimages, Motion Pictures Foundation of Hungary, Turkish Ministry of Culture

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