09 20 Oct '24

Heiner Stadler

Kriegsbilder (Warshots)

Edition 1997
93' - 1997 - War, Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Heiner Stadler Composer: Roman Bunka With: Claude Channice, Herbert Knaup, Peter Franke, Özay Fecht, David Kehoe
Jan Loy is a German war photographer. He moves from one hot spot to another disaster area, from Belfast to Afghanistan. Many of his colleagues envy Loy’s talent, but criticise his hard, insensitive and cold attitude towards the violence. He wins a World Press Photo Award for a photo of an IRA-member being shot by British troops, but in fact it was his presence that caused the incident. With his colleague Wilhelm, Loy arrives in El Irouane, a combination of Somalia, Bosnia and Lebanon all shot to pieces. Loy is introduced to a sniper who is paid to shoot at anything that moves. Loy is fascinated by the similarities between their work : what is the difference between a Leica and a Kalashnikov?

Credits

Director

Heiner Stadler

Composer

Roman Bunka

With

Claude Channice, Herbert Knaup, Peter Franke, Özay Fecht, David Kehoe

Scenario

Heiner Stadler, Harry Göckeritz

Director of Photography

Yusef Hu

Editor

Micki Joanni

Producer

Heiner Stadler

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Ireland, Lebanon, Germany

Year

1997

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