Heart of the Pirate
(Das Herz des Piraten)
Das Herz des Piraten © DEFA-Stiftung, Waltraut Pathenheimer
Ten-year-old Jessi has found a warm stone on the beach that glows and can even talk. It explains that it is the heart of Pirate William Red and it proceeds to tell her his story. Jessi's friends just laugh at the magic stone and act like she’s crazy. But when she comes home one day, a man who looks like William the Pirate is there. He is supposed to be her father, circus rider Jacco. The ten-year-old dreams of having both parents and an intact family, but when her father disappoints, she throws the stone away along with her childish hopes.
|1989||"Golden Sparrow" jury prize in the category "Feature Film/Television Play," Golden Sparrow GDR National Festival for Childrens' Cinema and Television Films|
|1989||Diploma of Honor for acting (Johanna Schall), Golden Sparrow GDR National Festival for Childrens' Cinema and Television Films|
|1989||"Clapper Board" Award for best children's cinema or television film, Critics' Prize of the Theory and Culture section of the Association of GDR Film and Television Professionals|