Comrade Anna

2019 | Coming of Age, Fantasy, Children | 18.5 min | BA Film

Directed by Hae-Sup Sin

Collection: Degree Films 2019

Anna is a nine-year-old girl of Swiss and South Korean origin, who is torn between her cultures. One night, she hears a noise coming from her wardrobe and a mysterious man appears inside. To her surprise, he seems rather lost than threatening. The stranger turns out to be from North Korea and desperately wants to return back home, so Anna decides to help him. She learns that her new friend isn’t so very different from herself.


Runtime18.5 min
Year of Production2019
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatDCP, ProRes
Aspect Ratio2.39:1
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageSwiss German, Koreanisch
Available SubtitlesGerman, English
Director, Screenplay Hae-Sup Sin
Cinematography Natascha Vavrina
Production Design Ennio Ruschetti
Kirstin Reppas
Editor Gina Calamassi
Music Moritz Widrig
Production Manager Valentin Huber
Leading ActorsSoo Jang Paikas Ri Young Ho
Vera Yerim Rottenschweileras Anna
Supporting ActorsHyunah Rottenschweiler-Shinas Mutter
Peter Hottingeras Vater
Assistant Director Alan Sahin
Script & Continuity Urs Berlinger
Elias Jutzet
Dorentina Imeri
Noah Van Dok
Focus Puller Raphael Werner
2. AC Pascale Egli
Michael Schwendinger
Tobais Wanner
Gaffer Ramón Königshausen
Best Boy Simon Bitterli
Rafael Kistler
Electrician Patrick Betschart
Aurelio Ghirardelli
Lea Gygli
Leon Schwitter
Grip Bradley Graham
Nino Burkart
Steadicam Sebastian Geret
Costume Design Jeanne-Vera Bourguignon
Makeup Artist Dunja Schwery
Location Sound Engineer Roger Baltensperger
Sound Design Jan Gubser
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Digital Colorist Ramón Königshausen
Compositing Robin Disch
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Norbert Kottman
Yasmin Joerg
Project Mentoring Sabine Boss
Stefan Jäger
Michael Schaerer
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Programme Director Sabine Boss