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Synopsis: With the United States’ entry into the First World War, Walter Haen and his younger brother Jonathan find themselves ripped away from their peaceful lives in the North-woods of Minnesota. Plunged into the blood and mud on the western front, the brothers sole objective is to make it home alive.

Language

English, German (off screen)

Run Time

14 minutes

Starring

Adam Weston Poell (Jonathan Haen)
Adam Gianonne (Walter Haen)

Directed by

Charles Allen

Edited by

Josh Ryerson

Composer

Lex Stout

Cinematographer

Pranav Mulay

Director's Statement

History has been a love of mine since I can remember. I have always gravitated towards military history, I believe, because the stakes are so intrinsically high. Not just in the grander scheme of the great campaigns and legendary battles, but also in the trials of the individual; the inhuman suffering born by so many young soldiers. It is my hope that this film is able to portray just one of a million such stories and give homage to a proverb not often enough repeated.
“Wars Glory is All Moonshine.”
– William Tecumseh Sherman

Director's Bio

Charles Hamilton Allen was born in Minneapolis, MN. Completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Mississippi, majoring in Classical Civ. & Languages, Charles has recently received his Masters in Filmmaking from the New York Film Academy. Currently lives in St. Paul, MN.

Country of Origin

The United States of America

Production Year

2020

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