The German Face
"Simone Henneken writes stories and makes animation films. Her publications are full of strange creatures like stringmen, women who stab little dogs, tatzelworms and other fringe figures of life. Her film The German Face mainly deals with Silvia von Ambesser, a character she created, who spends her days studying and thinking up fine-sounding children's names. In a cheerful voice Simone Henneken tells the audience about the fast developing bad-luck of her heroine, and at the same time she brings to light all kinds of wondrous episodes. The story has been graphically realized with paper in cut-out-technique. The film is produced by Charles Kissing, who has already produced successful animation films by Mariola Brillowska and Anke Feuchtenberger. The music by Rudi Burr (Helgoland) and Reznicek (Nova Huta) is a mixture of electro-pop and Super-Mario, that tickles your ear, challenges you to dance, and strokes your belly comfortingly. All 11 tracks are on the CD-ROM as extra CD-audio-files."