Frankfurt am Main | 13 – 20 October 2024

Erni, the Tree is Needling

Short Film Germany 2023
By Dr. Ina Knobloch
Sun, 15 October 2023, 6:00 PM
Adaption of the 50 year old classic scetch from famouse Frankfurt new School authors "Erna, der Baum nadelt!" telling how an ordinary event can switch rapidly in a hype, mass maniulating... in this chase it a X-mas tree losing needles. The Sketch shows today just like 50 years ago how influence work.


Film Info


Erni, the Tree is Needling
Original title
Erna, der Baum nadelt
Short Film
Release Date
  • Germany
Spoken language
  • German
  • English
12 Minutes
Color Format
  • Colour
Sound Format
  • Dolby Stereo (SR)


  • Dr. Ina Knobloch
  • Producers
  • Ina Dr. Knobloch
  • Crew
  • Jürgen Rumbuchner (Cinematographer)
  • Heiko Schweizer (Editor)
  • Cast

  • (Supporting Actress - Anke Sevenich)
  • (Supporting Actor - Michael Quast)
  • (Supporting Actress - Sabine Fischmann)
  • (Supporting Actor - Peter Steitz)
  • (Supporting Actor - Uwe Klörs)
  • (Supporting Actress - Ulrike Mannel)
  • (Supporting Actress - Ina Knobloch)
  • (Supporting Actress - Helen Fox)
  • (Supporting Actor - Ben Praxl)
  • Director

    • Dr. Ina Knobloch

      Dr. Ina Knobloch is an award-winning filmmaker and bestselling author who was already in front of the camera and working as a journalist during her school and university years. After a stay in Canada, she studied and earned her doctorate in biology in Frankfurt, Paris, Cologne, Basel and Costa Rica from 1982 to 1989, during which time she expanded her creative passion for books and film. During this period she also wrote her first book about Costa Rica, which immediately became a bestseller, and produced her first long film for television. This was followed by numerous documentaries, mainly for ARD, ZDF and ARTE, but also for cinema, focusing on climate and environment, culture and history. For "Die Akte Oppenheimer" she received the Hessian Film Award in 2018, and the 90-minute Director's Cut premiered in cinemas in early October 2022.

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