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Roald Dahl (story)
Jamie Ruddy (screenplay) ...
In a squalid German hospital, an overworked doctor tends to the difficult childbirth of Karla. We learn that Karla has lost three previous babies... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Connor Collins
Kenya De Rosa ... Woman
Isabelle Flachsmann ... Klara
Judith Griegossies
Nadja K. Rutkowski ... Second Nurse (as Nadja Rutkowski)
Hans Dieter Trayer ... Alois (as Dieter Traier)
Ulrich Trimpo ... Dr. Bloch

Directed by
Jonathan Liebesman 
Writing credits
Roald Dahl (story)

Jamie Ruddy (screenplay) &
Jonathan Liebesman (screenplay)

Produced by
Andrew Fleisher .... producer
Jonathan Liebesman .... producer
Cinematography by
Lukas Ettlin 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Liebesman 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Nadja K. Rutkowski .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jonathan Liebesman .... post-production sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Burke Heffner .... gaffer
Dylan Sanford .... assistant camera

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8 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Incredibly well done short film ..., 2 October 2006
Author: j_e_bryant from Austin, TX

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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