At some indefinite place & time in a postwar environment, the law of the jungle applies. A leader & his militia relentlessly exercise their power & torture the bodies and souls of the few survivors. The last two women struggle to survive hidden away on an island. Paralyzed by trauma, the mother suppresses her adolescent daughter who spends most of the time innocently strolling through the nearby woods, daydreaming. When an alien healer appears in the village, things start to change. He unleashes a chain of events that steer the daughter into a seemingly never-ending nightmare, turn a dwarf into a hero and eventually overthrow the established system of rule, enabling the women to finally live in peace.
Leonel Dietsche was born in Bochum, Germany. Following several internships at local production companies, he moved to Munich where he worked as runner, electrician and set decorator. In Hamburg, he worked on television reports for the show “ARTE Tracks”. After some time in New York, where he worked on several short films, he enrolled in philosophy and film theory at Freie Universität Berlin, working part-time as assistant to the Oscar-nominated scriptwriter Fred Breinersdorfer. Since 2009, he has been studying documentary filmmaking at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg. In 2013, he worked 2 months for the Laotian Non-Government-Organization PADETC as a teacher in documentary filmmaking. During that stay he became part of the fictional movie project “2557”, where he started in doing research and ended up as the leading character, co-director and co-producer in another 6 months stay. Since 2013, he has been working for the TV-channel Westdeutscher Rundfunk as a freelance director for the programm “Hier und Heute”. Right now he is preparing the project “Bochum 3000” which will be his first fictional feature as a director.