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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 ...
Maria Werner
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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5 October 1953 (Sweden)  »

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Burning Hearts  »

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DEM 8,000,000 (estimated)
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The film was first shown to German troops in Occupied France (La Rochelle). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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Bürgermeister Nettelbeck: [after Gneisenau asks Nettelbeck to surrender] You weren't born in Kolberg, Gneisenau. You are put here to Kolberg. But we grew up here. We know every stone, every corner every house here. We don't let go. Even if we have to claw in the ground of our city with our nails, we don't let go. First they have to cut off each of our hands or kill us one after the other. Gneisenau, you can't put the whole disgrace on an old man like me. and to give our city to Napoleon. I even promised our king: rather ...
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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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