Feuerherz (Heart of Fire)
Feuerherz (Heart of Fire) (2008)

Abandoned by her mother and left to fend for herself as her country attempts to assert its independence from Ethiopia, a young Eritrean girl rails against injustice before re-connecting with the father she never knew, and ultimately being… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 14, 2008
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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The pint-sized heroine's defiant adherence to humanitarian values renders her more a stand-in for arthouse viewers' right-on worldview than a real child in a specific dramatic situation.

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Andrew Pulver

The story, taken from a memoir by Senait Mehari, has come in for considerable criticism as to accuracy... but Falorni's film certainly feels utterly plausibile.

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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle

While unsubtle, this German-Austrian drama about the use of child soldiers is worth seeing for a remarkable performance by its 10-year-old lead actress.

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Matt Glasby
Total Film

Offering nothing more probing than a child's eye view of this "fanatical, fratricidal war", it depresses where it should devastate; an honorable effort that ultimately fails to ignite.

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Stella Papamichael

Letekidan Micael sets the screen alight in this alarming and memorable story of a child soldier.

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Matthew Turner

A beautifully shot, emotionally engaging drama that delivers a powerful message.

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