Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto


Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto

Directed by Johan Oettinger
Denmark | 8 minutes | 2012 | no dialogue

The Warsaw Ghetto, 1942. Samek, an eight year old boy who is naughty and full of life, peeks through a hole in the ghetto wall and sees a carrot lying on the sidewalk just on the other side. He tries to pull the carrot through the hole, unaware that two SS men are posted nearby and are following his every move.


Director: Johan Oettinger
Screenwriter: Richard Raskin
Cinematography: Johan Oettinger
Editor: Johan Oettinger
Animation: Rie Nymand
Producer: Ellen Riis

  • Johan Oettinger
    Johan Oettinger

Festivals & Awards
Annecy International Animated Film Festival -Special Distinction
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Hiroshima International Animation Festival
NDU International Film Festival – Best Animation

Johan Oettinger

Johan Oettinger is a self taught Danish director and filmmaker who has worked on stop-motion and live action productions since his 13th year. A number of commercial productions (music videos and TV spots) are on his filmography. In 2001 he directed his first short film THE KILLING OF EVIL and since that time he has directed and produced 2-3 short films a year, many of them together with the creative partner Emil Brahe, composer and filmmaker. Johan Oettinger also works as a set designer and set builder and on e.g. films for Lego.

2012 Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto, animated short
2011 Singvogel – Strisserne Breder Sig, animated music video
2011 Silja – Sokratæsk, animated music video
2009 Baptised with a double load of pure protein, animated short
2009 Under vand, animated short
2008 Imperium, short
2008 Otrplo Pisce, animated music video
2007 Den Agnostiske Kylling
2007 Maskinen, animated short
2006 Øglen, Blomsten og Dukkehovedet, animated short
2006 Dem Der Forsvinder, short
2005 Fuck Toronto Jungle, live action and animated film
2004 Stjerner, animated short
2001 The Killing of Evil, animated short