EN - On the WW1 front, an Allied and a German soldier face one another and are confronted with their common enemy: war itself.

FR - Derrière le front de la Première Guerre mondiale, un allié et un Allemand s’affrontent et font face à leur ennemi commun : la guerre elle-même.


Title Tunnelrat
Original title Tunnelrat
Original language English, German
Status Completed
Category Shorts
Year 2008


Cast Matthias Schoenaerts, Roman Knizka, Thomas Janssens
Photography Gerd Schelfhout

Technical specs

Running time film 20'
Release format 35mm
Aspect ratio 1:2.35 (scope)
Sound format Dolby SR
Colour Colour


Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF)


2009: Ahmedabad International Film Festival (IN) / Cinema Tout Ecran, Geneva (CH) / Festival Du Court Metrage De Bruxelles - Oh, ce Court, Brussels (BE) / Festival International Du Film Francophone De Namur (BE) / Film Palace Fest – International Short Film Festival (BG) / Media 10-10, Namur (BE) / Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht (NL) / NYC Downtown Short Film Festival (BE)

2008: Europees Filmfestival Lima, Ghent (PE)

MoMA's 'The Great War' Programme Features Shorts from Flanders

This September, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York will screen three short films from Flanders: Tom Van Avermaet’sDeath of a ShadowTunnelrat, directed by Raf Reyntjens; and Peace, directed by Roman Klochkov. The films are part of ‘The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy’, a film exposition in commemoration of WWI curated by Charles Silver and Dave Kehr.

Tunnelrat‘The Great War: A Cinematic Legacy’ opened on 4 August, the 100th anniversary of the day World War I began, and runs till 21 September, highlighting some 60 feature films and thematic programmes aimed at providing a comprehensive view of the war as portrayed in film. The programme has just one short film section, with three out of the four entries coming from Flanders.

Published on Thursday 14 August 2014

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Last edited on 17 December 2015

Short info

Director Raf Reyntjens
Producers Peter De Maegd, Daniël Lamberts
Writers Raf Reyntjens

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