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From 1944 to 1945, when the second world war is at its peak, a soldier finds himself faced with the cruel reality of war and slowly starts to get influenced by it.


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Credited cast:
Chris Nachtigall Chris Nachtigall ... Jones
Marc Bluhm ... British Captain
Joachim Assfalg Joachim Assfalg ... German Officer
Martin Geuer Martin Geuer ... American Soldier
Tobias Bamborschke Tobias Bamborschke ... German Soldier
Mandy Neukirchner Mandy Neukirchner ... French Citizen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Philipp Hamm Philipp Hamm ... German Unit Soldier #1
Daniel Hoffmann Daniel Hoffmann ... German Unit Soldier #3
Alexander Jakupovic Alexander Jakupovic ... American Unit Soldier #1
Staffan Langner Staffan Langner ... American Unit Soldier #2
Josephine Oeding Josephine Oeding ... French Woman Voice-over (voice)
Christian Rollin Christian Rollin ... German Unit Soldier #2
Johannes Richard Voelkel Johannes Richard Voelkel ... Dwight D. Eisenhower (voice)


Shortly after arriving in Normandie a small troupe of allied soldiers gets under attack by Germans. The only one to survive is christian translator Jones. Tormented by what he has seen and let happen he retreats into the woods. While the battles go on Jones lives secluded trying to forget. Yet time and again soldiers - friend and foe alike - cross his pass making it impossible to deny reality. Cruelty is a movie full of great pictures and emotions, hope, sympathy, hate, revenge, mourning. A movie that found its inspiration in 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Full Metal Jacket' and focuses on human interaction and the emotional impact of war. Written by Anonymous

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Plot Keywords:

cruel | world war two | inhumanity | See All (3) »


Murder is murder, even in a time of war. See more »


Short | Action | Drama | War






German | French

Release Date:

15 September 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cruelty - Grausamkeit See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tim Augurzke Film See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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German Officer: Murder will be murder, even in a time of war.
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