Two Little Girls And A War

In an unspecified war-torn European country, two young girls, aged about 8 and 4, struggle to survive, the older girl having to find food and shelter. When a truckload of soldiers, having gang-raped a discarded naked woman, spots them in a house, the girls are forced up into the attic, but there appears to be no escape. Then the older girl tears their clothing, smears red muck over them, and orders the 4-year-old to lie still. This has the desired effect of convincing the men the girls had been raped and murdered, and they leave.


About the film

  • Type
    Short Film
  • Genre
  • Length
    13 min. 32 sec.
  • Original Title
    Zwei Mädchen im Krieg
  • International Title
    Two Little Girls And A War
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
    Iceland, Germany
  • IMDB
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant
  • Color


  • 1995
    Lübeck Nordic Film Days - Award: SOURCES Screenplay Prize