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Andreas Gruber

Hasenjagd - vor lauter feigheit gibt's kein erbarmen (The Quality of Mercy)

Edition 1995
103' - 1994 - Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Andreas Gruber Composer: Peter Androsch With: Elfriede Irall, Rainer Egger, Olivier Broumis
This is a true story of facts which occurred in the area of Mauthausen in February 1945 and to which is referred to as the “Hare-hunt in the Mühlviertel". Nikolai and Michail, two of 500 Russian officers, are forced to live under inhuman conditions in the death block nr. 20. They know that in the camp their days are numbered and they decide to join others in a secret escape plan. Only 150 prisoners succeed in making it outside the compound alive. At dawn a barbaric chase begins. Dozens of fugitives are cruelly hunted to death. Nikolai's and Michail’s escape seems successful...

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Credits

Director

Andreas Gruber

Composer

Peter Androsch

With

Elfriede Irall, Rainer Egger, Olivier Broumis

Scenario

Andreas Gruber

Director of Photography

Hermann Dunzendorfer

Editor

Hubert Carnaval, Eva Schneider

Producer

Axel Unbescheid

More information

Dialogue

German

Countries of production

Austria

Year

1994

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