Tapferkeit (2017)

'What happens when your government becomes the enemy?'

Director:

Joseph Quinn
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Timothy Galt ... U.S. Combat Engineer
Christoph Malzl Christoph Malzl ... German Sniper
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During the North African campaign of WWII, a German Afrikakorps sniper and U.S. Combat engineer are the sole survivors of an intense battle. They must reluctantly join forces to escape a band of marauding desert nomads and struggle to survive the unforgiving desolation of the Sahara desert. During this crucible of fire, the German expresses his regret of following his leaders as they took their freedoms and led his countrymen down the path to their destruction. He soon realizes who the true enemy is. Written by Joseph Quinn

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What happens when your government becomes the enemy?

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Short | Action | Adventure | War

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PROMISES TO BE MORE
16 August 2018 | by sevecalSee all my reviews

A work of art and a visual gem that promises to be more than just its twenty-minute run time of fresh, incisive dialog. It's common for the otherwise heavily stereotyped 'German film soldier' to question the motives of his superiors within a script requiring throw away lines. Nothing is 'throw away' about this film. Set on the front lines of the Tunisian desert in 1943 Tim Galt and Christoph Malzl offer an intriguing exchange between a German and an American on the political parameters of WW2, and the war's cultural milieu.

No simpler contrast exists between the weary engagement of enemies in a forgotten theatre of war and the blunt keenness of thought which 'life on the sharp end' requires of them. The German muses, 'They took our freedom a little at a time...and one day it was gone!" The GI wonders from a similar experience which governments are the real enemy.

The facets of this precious, hard stone showcase director Joseph Quinn's masterful treatment of dialog, coloring, editing, sound and wardrobe, making its presentation as a whole a unique advancement in indie/short filmmaking excellence. Promising more, it richly deserves to be.


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English

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December 2017 (USA) See more »

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