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brute / broōt/ • n. a savagely violent person or animal: he was a cold-blooded brute. ∎ inf. a cruel, unpleasant, or insensitive person: what an unfeeling little brute you are. ∎  an animal as opposed to a human being. ∎  something awkward, difficult, or unpleasant: a great brute of a machine. • adj. unreasoning and animallike: a brute struggle for social superiority. ∎  merely physical: we achieve little by brute force. ∎  harsh, fundamental, or inescapable: the brute necessities of basic subsistence.

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Brute ★½ 1997

Schweiger is doing humanitarian work in Eastern Europe when he discovers a group of orphans who are being abused by institute director Postlethwaite. So he tries to come to their rescue. Based on a true story. English and Polish with subtitles. 90m/C DVD . GE PL Til Schweiger, Pete Postlethwaite, John Hurt, Polly Walker, Ida Joblonska; D: Maciej Dejczer; W: Cezary Harasimowicz; C: Paul Prokop, Arthur Reinhart; M: Michael Lorenc.

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