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 ... See full summary »
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Josef von Báky
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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
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Kurt Meisel, who was playing the pacifistic character of Claus Werner in this movie, was 33-34 when the movie was shot. In an interview from 1992 he said that he was happy to be in this movie. The reasons were because that way he didn't had to go to the Wehrmacht and because he was playing an anti-war-character he could act naturally presenting his whole hate for Hitler and the Nazis. However most of this acting has been cut out later on by Joseph Goebbels. See more »
In the movie Napoleon told Pietro Teuliè that he would entitle him as Duke of Kolberg after the victory. However he said it to Loison, not to Teuliè. See more »
Kolberg's legendary status owes not a little to its unobtainability and complete absence from television. I have the distinct impression that the best of Veit Harlan's direction ended up on the cutting room floor as a panicking Dr Goebbels insisted on drastic revision before this thundering epic could be shown -should I say, inflicted on- the German public in the last days of WWII. There are some magnificent scenes of battles and the episode in the Kolberg town council chamber is brilliantly scripted and acted, but the something is very wrong about the way the final print was put together. Lead character Maria is a virtual stranger; the details of her trials and tribulations along with her affair with Schill have to be guessed at, as does much else. The sets throughout are splendid - but it's all a stage with nothing happening. Continuity is appalling. I understand that we are watching 1hr 45mins out of over 90 hours of footage taken and that all the negatives are lost. We will never know what we are missing.
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