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Uncle Kruger (1941)

Ohm Krüger (original title)
Rousing biopic of Paul Kruger, the Boer guerilla fighter turned statesman and first president of South Africa.

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Ohm Krüger
Lucie Höflich ...
Sanna Krüger
Werner Hinz ...
Jan Krüger
Ernst Schröder ...
Adrian Krüger
Elisabeth Flickenschildt ...
Frau Kock
Gisela Uhlen ...
Petra Krüger
Hedwig Wangel ...
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Chamberlain
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Kommandant de Wett
Friedrich Ulmer ...
Generalkommandant Joubert
Eduard von Winterstein ...
Kommandant Cronje
Fritz Hoopts ...
Feldkornett Colson
Max Gülstorff ...
Staatssekretär Reitz
Walter Werner ...
Abgeordneter Kock
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Rousing biopic of Paul Kruger, the Boer guerilla fighter turned statesman and first president of South Africa.

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4 April 1941 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

El presidente Krüger  »

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The first film to receive the honorary title "Film of the Nation", the highest accolade awarded in Filmwelt (Filmwelt translates as ...not simply the film industry, but a term used to convey what it was like to live and work in the film world). See more »

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Das macht das Klima von Paris
Music by Theo Mackeben
Lyrics by Hans Fritz Beckmann
Danced by Gerd Danker with the Ballett des Theathers am Nollendorfplatz-Berlin
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An impressive film from the Nazi propaganda machine
12 January 2000 | by (Rotterdam) – See all my reviews

Although Ohm Krüger seems to show a realistic account of what happened during the war of the South African 'boers' against the English roughly 100 years ago, it is a good example of how the Nazi propaganda machine worked during World War II. The film is historically not entirely correct, and was mainly meant to have the audience sympathize with the South African 'boers' representing the German people fighting against the English. But with this in mind the film is even more interesting to watch: it clearly shows how the propaganda machine of Nazi-Germany worked under the leadership of Minister of Propaganda Goebbels. Still, for a more realistic account of the boer-wars it is recommended to visit your local library.


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