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Best Funerals in the World (Besten Beerdigungen der Welt, Die)

Best Funerals in the World
Scene from "Best Funerals in the World" (photo © Roland Breitschuh)

Three children look for dead animals and find a nice place to bury them. One day when they have nothing to do, Ester takes some fish from the fridge. The whole day they bury a bumble-bee, a mouse, a hamster, snails. But at the end of the day they are really tired. Then suddenly a blackbird crashes into the window, and they give her the best funeral in the whole world. But then they decide to play another game the next day, because it is too much hard work.

Ester organizes everything, Ulf writes wonderful poems – “Little fish in a dish. Life is not always what you wish”- and Putte thinks and asks a lot about death and life.

A funny and extraordinary story about children's view on death.
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2009
Director Ute Wegmann
Screenplay Ute Wegmann, Ulf Nilsson
Cinematography Roland Breitschuh
Ulrike Tortora
Andreas Schaefer, Matthias Jahner
Bina Bamberg
Cast Fritzi Steeger, Ruben Schaller, Miguel Wansing Lorrio, Martha Bamberg
Producer Ute Wegmann
Production Company Ute Wegmann Film/Cologne
Runtime 19 min
Format Super 16
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film

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