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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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 first scene set in 1813 Gneisenau mentioned the currently started compulsory military service. Even through the first mentioning of the military service in Prussia was in 1813, provided by the Reforms of Prussia, the actual start of it by law was in 1814. See more »
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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