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Dog Heads (Hundskoepfe)

Dog Heads

The "Dog Heads" are four old army friends whose job it is to search farmland for buried mines and munitions. They use their detectors to locate and then uncover not just the tools of death and injury but also their own past.

Sylvia is worried about her husband, Christoph, who has taken a dangerous job. He hasn't seen his old pals in years, not since their time together as border guards. Now he wants to go mine-hunting with them. Stefan, Konrad and Mirko are ready to go. But the Dog Heads are not complete - Alexander is missing. Once the love of Sylvia's life, he drowned trying to swim the Elbe River from East Germany to the West. But the mysterious circumstances surrounding Alexander's death have never really been clarified, nor forgotten. Suspicious of the friends' reunion, Sylvia investigates the past and stumbles upon contradictions indicat-ing that perhaps Alexander's death was no accident at all...

Karsten Laske was born in 1965 in Brandenburg. He studied Acting at the Ernst Busch Academy in Berlin from 1986-1990, followed by an engagement at the Mecklenburg State Theater from 1990-94. Since then, he has been a freelance actor, writer and director. From 1997-98, he worked in the Directing Department of the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film & Television. He wrote the screenplays for the films Der sanfte Killer, Pelikan, Mogadishu, Apokalypse 1999, Der Virtuose and Sturmwarnung, and directed and wrote the screenplays for Stille Wasser (1992), Edgar (1996), and Dog Heads (Hundskoepfe, 2002).
Genre Art, History, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2001
Director Karsten Laske
Screenplay Karsten Laske
Cinematography Ngo The Chau
Paul Wuthe, Jens Meyer
Joerg Landgraf
Cast Arnd Klawitter, Axel Prahl, Esther Esche, Simon Werner, Marko Braeutigam
Producer Jost Hering
Production Company Propeller 7 Film/Bergfelde, in co-production with KOPPFILM/Potsdam-Babelsberg
Length 90 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Schwerin 2002, Delhi 2002, Cottbus 2002, Braunschweig 2002, Singapore 2004
Awards Findling Awardy Schwerin 2002
German Distributor Basis-Film Verleih/Berlin

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