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The Desperate (2009)

| Short, Drama, History
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On a rainy night in a concentration camp a fearsome Nazi general is forced to plead with a condemned Jewish doctor to save his dying only son.

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Ben-Hur Sepehr

Writer:

Ben-Hur Sepehr
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Mark Richman ... Dr. Blumenthal
Greg Mullavey ... General Von Ulbricht
Alexander Leeb ... Commandant Werner
Josie DiVincenzo ... Nurse Helga
Kevin Oestenstad ... Lieutenant Frederick
Leonardo Foti ... Liutenant Von Ulbricht
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wes Aderhold ... Soldier #1
Alden Olmsted Alden Olmsted ... Soldier #2
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On a rainy night in a concentration camp a fearsome Nazi general is forced to plead with a condemned Jewish doctor to save his dying only son.

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Short | Drama | History | War

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USA

Language:

English

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NewDawn Pictures See more »
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Color
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The Desperate deserves Oscar Consideration
6 December 2010 | by coolburtSee all my reviews

Ben-Hur Sepehr carried this story with him for thirty years. It is beautifully poignant and conflicted - choosing to do right or not when you have been wronged a million time over. The casting, mood and editing of this movie is flawless. Set in the later stages of World War II in a concentration camp, this may be the best movie ever dealing with the holocaust. It is an uplifting story but also tears at your heart and humanity given the circumstance.

Morality plays are not easily captured in short films, but Ben-Hur displays the finesse of years of film-making to make this film speak loud and clear across a generation.


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