Katherine Parkinson, Lily Newmark, Jay Pharoah, Ali Cook
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Director of Photography: Peter Zeitlinger
Editor: Julian Ulrichs, Anne Sopel
Produced by: Mike Downey, Vladimer Katcharava, Samantha Taylor
Music: Zviad Mgebry
Screenplay by: Tim Price
Production Designer: Mamuka Esadze, Jeff Sheriff
Rudolph Herzog is a Berlin-based award-winning director, producer and writer. His drama-documentaries include A Short History of Nuclear Folly, Laughing with Hitler and The Heist. In 2016, he co-produced Mohsen Makmalbaf’s The President. His original fiction collection Ghosts of Berlin will be published by Penguin Random House on Halloween 2019. In collaboration with his father, Werner Herzog, he wrote the documentary Happy People and co-scripted and executive produced The White Diamond.
How to Fake a War
Part of the European Perspectives Strand
When an unexpected outbreak of peace leads to a ceasefire between Russian forces and Georgian rebels, arrogant rock star Harry Hope (Jay Pharoah) fears for the success of his heavily hyped Piece of Peace global charity concert. Desperate, he dispatches his PR consultant, Kate (Katherine Parkinson, The IT Crowd), and her naïve intern, Peggy (Lily Newmark, Pin Cushion), to create a fake war story – until the concert, at least. Things go hilariously pear-shaped when rivals take up arms for real, with Kate and Peggy caught in the middle. 
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