Strings

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Anders Ronnow Klarlund's fantasy-action film Strings tells the tale of Hal Tara, the son of a slain ruler who sets out to settle the score with those who dispatched his father. Interestingly, all of the characters in the film are marionettes, explaining the title of the film to some degree. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

Cast

James McAvoy
as Hal (English version)
Catherine McCormack
as Zita (English version)
Julian Glover
as Kahro (English version)
Derek Jacobi
as Nezo (English version)
Ian Hart
as Ghrak (English version)
Claire Skinner
as Jhinna (English version)
David Harewood
as Erito (English version)
Samantha Bond
as Eike (English version)
Jens Jacob Tychsen
as Hal (Danish version)
Iben Hjejle
as Zita (Danish version)
Henning Moritzen
as Kahro (Danish version)
Jesper Langberg
as Nezo (Danish version)
Jens Arentzen
as Ghrak (Danish version)
Marina Bouras
as Jhinna (Danish version)
Søren Spanning
as Erito (Danish version)
Pernille Hojmark
as Eike (Danish version)
Paul Hüttel
as Agra (Danish version)
Rasmus Botoft
as Lohsa (Danish version)
Peter Baird
as Puppeteer
Jonas Karlsson
as Hal (Swedish version)
Melinda Kinnaman
as Zita (Swedish version)
Bernd Ogrodnik
as Lead Puppeteer
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Critic Reviews for Strings

All Critics (5) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (1)

  • Nightmarish adult fantasy set in a shadowy underworld where rain is frequent, court intrigue is rife & marionettes dangle from black wires as if undergoing daily crucifixion.

    Sep 9, 2005 | Full Review…
  • Some would call it simplistic and silly; I think it's fairly clever and actually a little bit sweet. But hey, I've always had a soft spot for a good puppet show.

    Aug 7, 2005 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Visually stunning and brimming with invention, although the plot is probably too confusing for its target audience

    Jun 25, 2005 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Strings

  • Apr 18, 2012
    In a kingdom where everyone is a marionette, a prince disguises himself as a commoner and sets out to find his father's killer. The save-the-kingdom plot is at the same time derivative and confusing (with too many characters and factions), but the curious explorations of mythical marionette culture (they keep slaves for spare body parts, babies are carved out of wood and born when they're attached to strings that descend from the heavens, etc.) should be enough to keep you watching.
    Greg S Super Reviewer
  • Dec 05, 2007
    That really frightened my boy...Really well done though
    Barry L Super Reviewer
  • Sep 09, 2007
    A singular experience. Well-devised, if a bit too languid in pacing.
    Steve K Super Reviewer

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