Soldier's Fortune

Living on the front line

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Directed by:
 Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken
Written by:
 Ulrike Franke, Michael Loeken
DOP:
 Joerg Adams
Location Sound:
 Csaba Kulcsar, Maarten van de Voort
Editor:
 Niko Remus
Commissioning editor:
 Werner Dütsch, Sabine Rollberg
Co-Producer:
 arte, WDR
Supported by:
 MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Kulturelle Filmförderung NW, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Hessische Filmförderung
Duration:
 54 Min.
Year of Production:
 2001
Soldier's Fortune is the first documentary to portray the deployment of soldiers abroad from an unusual angle. During their visit to the German and international KFOR troops in Kosovo, Ulrike Franke and Michael Loeken take a look at the everyday life of soldiers and discern the delicate difference between expectations and the reality of these missions.

Kept isolated from the civilian population, the soldiers have settled in their camps and are more concerned about the remaining number of days in action than about political conflicts. Morale of the guys in the front line is boosted by armed forces radio stations, the American supermarket, a computer game called "Grouse Hunt" and German singer Gunter Gabriel.

Soldier's Fortune a film about living on the front line, about soldiers in exceptional circumstances and the risky venture of deployment abroad.
 
Soldatenglück und Gottes Segen, Filmsequenz

Feldpost im KFOR-Einsatz

 
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