U-Krieg (2012) – By Brian Morton

World War 2 ‘what if’ movies can be either great or terrible, there’s very little middle ground. Well, director Mark Minas has managed to make a great short, set after the German invasion of the British Isles, about a small resistance group in Northern England. Its call U-Krieg and it’s an amazing short…for such a low budget affair.

The Nazis are ruling England, but a small resistance is still active. John and a small group are waiting on a Nazi convoy to pass by their position; they’ve got the road mined and are ready to take down at least one Nazi tank. As the convoy goes by, one soldier is captured and…well, you’ll have to watch for yourself to see.

My first thought was, how can you possibly make a war short on such a small budget and make it believable, but Minas manages. There’s one small problem…and it’s obvious…but if you can overlook it (it’s very small, very technical, and easily overlooked!) then this is a story that you’d love to see done longer and with a bigger budget! Kudos to Mr. Minas and his crew, and here’s hoping that they’ll give us more of this story! I’m giving U-Krieg 3 ½ out of 4 cigars, it’s a great short and really deserves to be seen by a wider audience. Check it out for yourself by heading over to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNTHk87C04I.