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Genesis and Catastrophe (2000)

In a squalid German hospital, an overworked doctor tends to the difficult childbirth of Karla. We learn that Karla has lost three previous babies, and her husband is pessimistic about the ... See full summary »

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Kenya De Rosa ...
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Isabelle Flachsmann ...
Judith Griegossies
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Hans Dieter Trayer ...
Alois (as Dieter Traier)
Ulrich Trimpo ...
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In a squalid German hospital, an overworked doctor tends to the difficult childbirth of Karla. We learn that Karla has lost three previous babies, and her husband is pessimistic about the survival of this one. But both Karla and the doctor believe this one will survive unfortunately, it turns out. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Incredibly well done short film ...
2 October 2006 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

Saw this years ago at the Austin Film Festival and never forgot it. It was amazingly well crafted film. With a great, knock-your-socks off ending.

The photography in this film is so gritty and real . . . the direction/acting is superb. Could have very easily turned out to be something very cheesy. But, it's handled deftly. If you ever get a chance to see this film, I'd recommend it highly.

I don't really have much more to say about the picture. After all it is a short film. But, IMDb requires a minimum of 10 lines in the commentary for some reason, which is really annoying, so at this point I'm just trying to fill up space.


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