MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 13,794 this week

Kolberg (1945)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 381 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 6 critic

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 »

Directors:

, (uncredited)

Writers:

(book), (book), 4 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 198 titles
created 21 Jul 2011
 
a list of 4586 titles
created 22 Oct 2011
 
list image
a list of 44 titles
created 13 Nov 2012
 
a list of 42 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
a list of 783 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Kolberg" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Kolberg (1945)

Kolberg (1945) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Kolberg.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This lavish, impudent, adult fairy tale takes the viewer from 18th-century Braunschweig to St. Petersburg, Constantinople, Venice, and then to the moon using ingenious special effects, stunning location shooting.

Director: Josef von Báky
Stars: Hans Albers, Wilhelm Bendow, Brigitte Horney
Titanic (1943)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of the sinking of the British luxury liner Titanic in 1912.

Directors: Herbert Selpin, Werner Klingler
Stars: Sybille Schmitz, Hans Nielsen, Kirsten Heiberg
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Director: Veit Harlan
Stars: Kristina Söderbaum, Carl Raddatz, Paul Klinger
Documentary | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Adolf Hitler, Hermann Göring, Max Amann
La Habanera (1937)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Trapped in Puerto Rico, a beautiful young Swede is torn between her passionate, but mildly abusive South American oligarch husband and her longing for her European homeland.

Director: Douglas Sirk
Stars: Zarah Leander, Ferdinand Marian, Karl Martell
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The official U.S. government film about the 1st Nuremberg trial (The Trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals) which lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946.

Director: Stuart Schulberg
Stars: Francis Biddle, Karl Dönitz, Hans Frank
Lowlands (1954)
Drama | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Set in the early part of 20th century Europe. There lived a dancer who becomes the romantic bone of contention between a humble shepherd and an imperious marquis.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl
Stars: Bernhard Minetti, Leni Riefenstahl, Aribert Wäscher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Klaus is a young man in post-war Berlin. He is drawn to his friend Manfred and, under the encouragement of their acquaintance, Dr. Winkler, explore the underground world of gay clubs and ... See full summary »

Director: Veit Harlan
Stars: Paula Wessely, Paul Dahlke, Hans Nielsen
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A Nazi propaganda film based upon the life and death of Hitler Youth Heini Volker, killed while distributing flyers in a Communist neighborhood.

Director: Hans Steinhoff
Stars: Jürgen Ohlsen, Heinrich George, Berta Drews
Homecoming (1941)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

This Nazi propaganda film attempts to justify the invasion of Poland--and thus the start of World War II--by "showing" how the ethnic Germans in Poland were were discriminated against and ... See full summary »

Director: Gustav Ucicky
Stars: Paula Wessely, Peter Petersen, Attila Hörbiger
Documentary | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Jews of Poland (invaded by Germany in 1939) are depicted as filthy, evil, corrupt, and intent on world domination. Street scenes are shown prejudicially, along with clips from Jewish ... See full summary »

Director: Fritz Hippler
Stars: Curt Bois, Charles Chaplin, Albert Einstein
I accuse (1941)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

In this morbid Nazi sanctioned pro-euthanasia melodrama, a successful doctor is forced to make a heart wrenching decision after his beautiful young wife is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

Director: Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Stars: Heidemarie Hatheyer, Paul Hartmann, Mathias Wieman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Kristina Söderbaum ...
Horst Caspar ...
Gen. Gneisenau
Gustav Diessl ...
Lt. Schill
...
Stadtkommandant Loucadou
...
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)
Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | History | Romance | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

|

Release Date:

22 March 1998 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Burning Hearts  »

Box Office

Budget:

DEM 8,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Agfacolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Bürgermeister Nettelbeck: 50 years I lives in there, an now it's burned down. Alas life goes on
See more »

Connections

Edited into January 30, 1945 (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

Ein Volk steht auf
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Was that it?
18 September 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

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.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Nazi Propaganda nunchaku_nc
Why is this not on top of the most expensive films ever produced list? SuperFlange
Discuss Kolberg (1945) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?