THE LION-TEACHER
Film - HFF Special Filmfest 2020

THE LION-TEACHER

Directed by Leonard Hettich

Info

Director: Leonard Hettich
Section: HFF Special
Country: Germany
Year: 2020
OT: DER TIERLEHRER
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Martin Lacey jr.
18+

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Logline

THE LION-TEACHER

Martin Lacey, Jr. is an animal trainer at Circus Krone. But he prefers to call himself an animal teacher: rather than tame his lions, he builds their character. When the lions in the ring roar and rear up in front of him and he keeps them in check, he feels like a lion himself — a funny two-legged lion with a tamer’s whip in his hand.



  • Duration: 9 Min.

Meet the director

THE LION-TEACHER

Leonard Hettich

Leonard Hettich, born in Kempten in 1994, completed a bachelor’s degree in German literature at the University of Vienna in 2018. During his studies, he worked as an advertising copywriter and rickshaw driver. Since 2019, he has been studying screenwriting at the University of Television and Film Munich.

Credits

Screenplay: Leonard Hettich
Original Material: Dominik Boros, Makito Kumazawa, Julia König
Film Editor: Marc Ginolas, Leonard Hettich
Composer: Marc Ginolas, Leonard Hettich
Sound: Sabrina Diekow, Anna Dutoit, Manuel Boskamp
Producer: Frederik Schemel
Production Company: Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film Munich