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Kolberg (1945)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Kristina Söderbaum ...
Horst Caspar ...
Gen. Gneisenau
Gustav Diessl ...
Lt. Schill
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Stadtkommandant Loucadou
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Bauer Werner
Charles Schauten ...
Claus Clausen ...
Irene von Meyendorff ...
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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Under orders from Reichs-Propagandaminister Joseph Goebbels, Wolfgang Liebeneiner had to cut several very expensive battle scenes, without director Veit Harlan's consent. The deleted scenes had a budget of two million Reichsmark. See more »

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In the movie Nettelbeck was convicted to death by Lucadou and was in prison for some days before he was released. However in real life this was done within a day as he was arrested in the morning and released by Lucadou in the same afternoon. 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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The last big picture of the third reich...
9 March 2001 | by (Rostock, Germany) – See all my reviews

First of all, this one will not be out in the stores or at your local rent-a-flick...The movie is the last effort of 1945´s german movie propaganda to strengthen the people´s will to fight on. Therefore, this - as many other propaganda pictures - is not offered to the public. Still, you might get it in universities with an interest in history of the third reich.

The story of the movie is not all that important... What matters is the great heinrich george, the rich colours, the hateful atmosphere of the movie - and the tragedy of reality as a background: Shortly after the making of "kolberg" was finished, germany was finished either:

The movie has a romantic perspective on a reactionary, aggressive, irrational and leader-oriented ideology... Not too far away from John Wayne, though I find him very entertaining as a green beret, either.


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