It’s early morning in the Frankfurt suburb of Fechenheim – the first tram is running, rush hour traffic a distant hum. A white horse appears, ambling towards the tram tracks. What of Werner, the 80 years old horse’s owner? At the end of the Second World War he was 4 years of age when being buried alive in the heart of Frankfurt after a bombing raid by the Allies. Werner found a way to manage the traumatic experience with the help of a horse. This is not only a film about trauma, autonomy and freedom. Werner’s life may be a way to look at post-war Germany, not just the rebirth of industry, but the coming to terms with the suffering that W.G. Sebald said was the real hidden secret of post war Germans.


Werner Weischedel
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The Walk

Michael Jung

  • Short film
Production Country / Year
United Kingdom 2020
de. OF ohne UT
Color, 12min
1.78:1 (16:9), Stereo

Director & Crew

Michael Jung

Born in 1961 in Gießen. Studied chemistry. Attended a camera course at Langara College, Vancouver, and studied film at the Northern Film School in England. Active as a script writer and producer.



  • THE WALK, Kurzfilm  HOF 2020
Michael Jung
Michael Jung
Sound Designer
Christian Steuer
Music Composer
Wilf Kimber
Michael Jung


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