The Mark of Cain

The Mark of Cain

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The Mark of Cain

Two English G.I.s find themselves blamed for the widespread corruption of the War in Iraq in this timely drama. Mark (Gerard Kearns) and his friend Shane (Matthew McNulty) are a pair of British soldiers who are sent to Iraq, where they've been assigned duty as guards in a holding facility for Prisoners of War. While the official command is that the prisoners are to be treated with care and respect, Mark and Shane soon learn this isn't always the practice, and that it's considered a good thing to occasionally rough up prisoners so that their compatriots will understand not to get cross with the British. While incidents of violence and humiliation are the exception rather than the rule, that changes after the base commander is killed in a terrorist attack, and Corporal Gant (Shaun Dooley) decides the prisoners should pay for the acts of the Iraqi insurgents. Before long, random torture and abuse of the prisoners is commonplace, and when Shane returns home, he shows photos of his misdeeds to his girlfriend Shelly (Naomi Bentley). When Shelly learns that Shane has been unfaithful to her, she hands Shane's photographs of the abuse of prisoners to a reporter, and soon Shane, Mark and their comrades are at the center of an international scandal. The British military is willing to back Gant and his superiors who condoned the abuse, but they're not about to defend soldiers like Mark and Shane, and soon they've been made scapegoats for crimes they committed but did not instigate. The Mark of Cain won the "Movies that Matter" Award (a prize sponsored by the international human rights group Amnesty International) at the 2007 Rotterdam Film Festival.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/25/2008
UPC: 0829461000066
Original Release: 2007
Source: Revolver Ent
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround]
Time: 1:31:00

Special Features

50min "making of" documentary; Deleted scenes

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Matthew McNulty Actor
Gerard Kearns Actor
Shaun Dooley Actor
Leo Gregory Actor
Alistair Petrie Actor
Shaun Dingwall Actor
Brendan Coyle Actor
William Atkinson Actor
Naomi Bentley Actor
Dhaffer L'Abidine Actor
Heather Craney Actor
Matthew Graville Actor
Houda Echouafni Actor

Technical Credits
Marc Munden Director
Tim Barker Sound/Sound Designer
Benny Bartlett Score Composer
Alexandra Caulfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Frederick Evard Art Director
Rachel Freck Casting
Matt Gray Cinematographer
Luana Hanson Production Designer
Lynn Horsford Producer
Katy Jones Co-producer
Philip Kloss Editor
Tony Marchant Screenwriter
Liza Marshall Executive Producer
Steve Parr Sound/Sound Designer
Jonathan Rimas Sound/Sound Designer
Nicola Shindler Executive Producer
Jessie Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Jessie Taylor Sound/Sound Designer
Dan Winch Asst. Director

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Mark of Cain
1. Front Credits [2:22]
2. A Line Can Be Drawn... [2:32]
3. The Mark of Cain [3:50]
4. Treacle [6:38]
5. Peacekeeping [9:09]
6. Empty Coffins [10:45]
7. Feelings Running High [8:46]
8. Back From Iraq [8:08]
9. Rotten Apples [12:47]
10. Loyalty [11:17]
11. The Truth [11:10]
12. End Credits [3:07]

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