Little Giants, the Wall and the Deep Sea Diver

The incredible puppeteers from Royal de Luxe in Nantes take over the streets of Berlin on Oct. 1 to depict the city's reunification on the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the wall.  

Berlin, in the eyes of writer/director Jean Luc Courcoult, was once a swamp inhabited by giants.  One Little Giantess lived with her uncle, the Big Giant, who gave her a boat which she loved to sail.  But one day, sea monsters rose up and tore the city apart and then built a wall, separating the Little Giantess from her uncle.  

Furious, the Big Giant throws himself into the river and spends his days in search of a hidden geyser on the ocean floor.  After years, he found one and dragged it beneath that wall.  The geyser exploded, and with it, that wall...bringing him back together with his niece.

The puppets marched through Nantes in June before their big trip to Germany. 

(All images courtesy Royal de Luxe)


  1. Julianna says:

    It just makes it all the better that the puppeteers are all wearing matching 18th c. red velvet costume. They know how to do it right!

  2. Maia says:

    Those are incredible. Fabulous.

  3. David says:

    Fantastic. What a sight it must be.

  4. Brilliant! Makes me happy to live on the same planet.

  5. Stunning. I urge you to see "The Street of Crocodiles" by the Brothers Qray.

  6. thanks for the insight, had no idea. more reasons to go to berlin!

  7. mimi says:

    i was in Nantes for their debut! amazing - happy to see the puppets are on the move again...

  8. Unknown says:

    Wow I almost thought the boy was real until I looked closer. Astral Projection Underground Review