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Horst Caspar ...
Gen. Gneisenau
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Lt. Schill
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Stadtkommandant Loucadou
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Bauer Werner
Charles Schauten ...
Claus Clausen ...
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Königin
Heinz Lausch ...
Friedrich Werner
Kurt Meisel ...
Claus Werner
Paul Bildt ...
Rektor
Jakob Tiedtke ...
Reeder
Hans Hermann Schaufuß ...
Zaufke (as H.H. Schaufuss)
Franz Schafheitlin ...
Fanselow (as F. Schafheitlin)
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During Napoleon's victorious campaign in Germany, the city of Kolberg gets isolated from the retreating Prussian forces. The population of Kolberg refuses to capitulate and organizes the resistance against the French army, which immediately submits the city to massive bombardments. Written by Eduardo Casais <eduardo.casais@research.nokia.com>

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Burning Hearts  »

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Much of the concept for the film came from the 1865 play ''Kolberg'' by the German writer Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1910. No mention of this was made, because Heyse was Jewish. See more »

Goofs

In this movie Nettelbeck is giving the letter request for a new commander to his niece Maria to bring it to the king in Königsberg. Besides the fact that the Werner family are fictitious characters, Nettleback actually never gave the letters to this niece; this "incident" was taken directly from the Paul Heyse play "Kolberg" and did not happen in real life. See more »

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Maria Werner: Dear God, you shall not be angry about me, we lived so well so far but please help us now, please help us. Oh, I'm not afraid about myself but don't let Schill die. Only hold your hands upon Schill, father in heaven. Only upon Schill.
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Interesting Film
4 March 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

To correct one thing the first critic said, KOLBERG was released on January 31, 1945. But it's release came to late to increase the morals of the Wehrmacht, because at the end of Janauary things went not so well for the German Army, because the Red Army reached the Oder, some 60 km near Berlin. Furthermore the powers of the Wehrmacht were nearly exhausted, due to the loss of arms and men. So it was clear to see for the most, that we would loose the war, unless the promised Wunderwaffen would not come to action. And that never happened. Nevertheless KOLBERG is an interesting experience. Alt last I'd like to point out HEINRICH GEORGE, who truly was one of our greatest Actors in Theatre and Film ever, in his role of the Bürgermeister of Kolberg. A stunning performance.


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