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Genesis and Catastrophe (2000)

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

Director:

Jonathan Liebesman

Writers:

Roald Dahl (story), Jamie Ruddy (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Connor Collins Connor Collins
Kenya De Rosa Kenya De Rosa ... Woman
Isabelle Flachsmann Isabelle Flachsmann ... Klara
Judith Griegossies Judith Griegossies
Nadja K. Rutkowski Nadja K. Rutkowski ... Second Nurse (as Nadja Rutkowski)
Hans Dieter Trayer Hans Dieter Trayer ... Alois (as Dieter Traier)
Ulrich Trimpo Ulrich Trimpo ... Dr. Bloch
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In a squalid Austrian hospital, an overworked doctor tends to the difficult childbirth of Klara. We learn that Karla has lost three previous babies, and her husband is pessimistic about the survival of this one. But both Klara and the doctor believe this one will survive. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Drama | Short

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Connections

Version of Tales of the Unexpected: Genesis & Catastrophe (1980) See more »

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Incredibly well done short film ...
2 October 2006 | by j_e_bryantSee 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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Country:

USA

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

12 October 2000 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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1.85 : 1
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