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C.O.B. Civilians on the Battlefield

  • Weltverbesserer auf dem Schlachtfeld (German title)
  • Smaller than California (Working title)
Documentary | 2005 | War | Germany

Main data

Project data

Length of movie86'
Picture material negativeMiniDV

    Brief synopsis

    „C.O.B“ tells the story of four Germans – two men and two women – who are all around 30 and work as „war extras“ for the U.S. Army at a combat training center in the Bavarian forest. For a few weeks, they play-act at being Arabian terrorists and simulate worst-case scenarios, on German territory. What reasons and motivations did the four protagonists have for their decision to work for the U.S. Army? How did it change their lives? Can you be for peace and yet work for war? These discrepancies between thoughts and actions form an essential part of the film. (Quelle: sinafilm.de)


    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyJakob Rühle
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyAndreas SchildAnimationscrew
    Director's DepartmentdirectorTeresina Moscatiello
    Editingassistant editor Jörg Schreyer
    Producerco-producerTeresina Moscatiello
    Production Mgt.production manager Max Milhahn
    Production Mgt.assistant production manager Sina Seiler
    Screenplayscript translatorAnnelie WheelerEnglische Untertitel
    Sound Post Productionsound editorRoman Volkholz
    Sound Post Productiondialogue editor Till Wimmer

    Distributing companies

    Sinafilm GmbH


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 25.01.2007