Heart of the Pirate

(Das Herz des Piraten)

GDR, 1987, 80 min, Color
In German; no subtitles
Credits:
Director
Script
Dramaturg
Editor
Camera
Set Design
Costume Design
Music (Score)
Cast
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Synopsis

Ten-year-old Jessi has found a warm stone on the beach that glows and can even talk. It explains that it is the heart of Pirate William Red and it proceeds to tell her his story. Jessi's friends just laugh at the magic stone and act like she’s crazy. But when she comes home one day, a man who looks like William the Pirate is there. He is supposed to be her father, circus rider Jacco. The ten-year-old dreams of having both parents and an intact family, but when her father disappoints, she throws the stone away along with her childish hopes.

Awards

1989 "Golden Sparrow" jury prize in the category "Feature Film/Television Play," Golden Sparrow GDR National Festival for Childrens' Cinema and Television Films
1989 Diploma of Honor for acting (Johanna Schall), Golden Sparrow GDR National Festival for Childrens' Cinema and Television Films
1989 "Clapper Board" Award for best children's cinema or television film, Critics' Prize of the Theory and Culture section of the Association of GDR Film and Television Professionals

 

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