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The German (2008)

November 1940, during the greatest conflict man has ever known, an epic duel unfolds between two ace pilots, each willing to take the match to it's ultimate conclusion. Unknown to the pilots is a fate neither has considered.

Director:

Nick Ryan

Writers:

Ruairi Robinson (story), Nick Ryan (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Toby Kebbell ... Barton
Christian Brassington ... The German
Glenn Mullins Glenn Mullins ... PO Frank Silver
Gary Murphy Gary Murphy ... Father
Killian O'Sullivan Killian O'Sullivan ... Garda
Brian Daly Brian Daly ... Soldier
Darrell Kavanagh Darrell Kavanagh ... Soldier
David Ryan ... Soldier
Joseph Cleary Joseph Cleary ... Boy
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November 1940, during the greatest conflict man has ever known, an epic duel unfolds between two ace pilots, each willing to take the match to it's ultimate conclusion. Unknown to the pilots is a fate neither has considered.

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Country:

Ireland

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 2008 (Ireland) See more »

Filming Locations:

County Wicklow, Ireland

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Just before the English pilot walks the German pilot out of the woods, a vehicle drives pat the woods, and as the sunlight glints off the windows, it appears to be a car. When the pilots emerge from the woods, they are confronted by the Guarda and a military cargo truck. See more »

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A good action short
24 December 2015 | by cremebluraySee all my reviews

I watched it for the action scene and it was amazing. It was better and more realistic than so many old films and so many foreign films. Compare this to the Russian "Nochnye lastochki" and the latter's flight scenes look like the work of a film student.

The cockpit shots, the dogfight, the squadron vs squadron, the dashboard shot, the camera work, the sound, etc. It might be the best dogfight I've ever seen on film, despite it lasting for barely 3 minutes.

It's a good watch, but too short to have a meaningful story or a higher score.

With a good story, a full-length story I mean, I have no doubt that this crew could've made the best aviator/pilot films ever. If this were a trailer, I'd be counting the days to see the full film, but alas, this is all there is to it.


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