Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto

Johan Oettinger, Denmark, 2012

8 min.DK/Short fictionPuppet films

The Warsaw Ghetto, 1942. Samek, an eight year old boy who is naughty and full of life, peeks through a hole in the ghetto wall and sees a carrot lying on the sidewalk just on the other side. He tries to pull the carrot through the hole with a piece of wire, unaware that two SS men are posted nearby and are following his every move.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto
Danish title Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto
Keywords World War 2, Warsaw, Ghettoes, Poland, 1940-1949
Director Johan Oettinger
Screenplay Richard Raskin
Producer Ellen Birgitte Riis
Director of Photography Johan Oettinger
Editor Johan Oettinger
Sound Jess Wolfsberg
Composer Emil Brahe
Appearances Ene Øster Bendtsen, Vibe Lilmoes, Sanne Løwe, Jonas Bjarnøe
Production country Denmark
Production companies Basmati Film, Wired Fly
International sales New Europe Film Sales / Slowicza 12/2 / 05-075 Warsaw / t +48 600173205 / jan@neweuropefilmsales.com / http://www.neweuropefilmsales.com
Technical info 4:3, Stereo
Danish festival release 26.04.2012, Cinemateket, CPH:PIX
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 11


Production companies Basmati Film, Wired Fly


Direction Johan Oettinger


Script Richard Raskin
Storyboard Anders Bøge Henriksen


Producer Ellen Birgitte Riis


Cinematography Johan Oettinger

Electrical dept.

Electrical dept. Johan Oettinger


Editing Johan Oettinger


Music Emil Brahe

Production design

Puppet design Hanna Habermann
Puppet builder Henni Tomczak
Puppets Else M. Rasmussen


Wardrobe Ann Juel Nielsen


Sound designer Jess Wolfsberg
Foley artist Martin Langenbach

Visual effects

Online and colorgrading Johan Oettinger
Compositing Jakob Eriksen


Animation Johan Oettinger
Animation Rie Nymand


Appearance Ene Øster Bendtsen
Appearance Vibe Lilmoes
Appearance Sanne Løwe
Appearance Jonas Bjarnøe
Appearance Jonas Bregnhøj Nielsen

Awards and nominations

Award Year Festival
Special Mention 2012 Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2012

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2013-11-01
Helsinki Film Festival - Love & Anarchy 2013-09-19
Dokufest Prizren 2013-08-17
Guadalajara Film Festival 2013-03-01
Dubai International Film Festival 2012-12-09
Valladolid International Film Festival 2012-10-20
Oulu Nordisk Panorama 2012-09-21
Telluride Film Festival 2012-08-31
Odense Internationale Film Festival 2012-08-20
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012-06-20
Annecy, Festival Int. du Film d'Animation 2012-06-04
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