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 »
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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The film was first shown to German troops in Occupied France (La Rochelle). See more »
Schill said, that he will never marry a woman because he's married to the war. However in 1808, one year after the plot situation, he was engaged to Elisabeth von Rüchel, who he married afterwards. See more »
KOLBERG was an attempt by the Nazi Party to make a GONE WITH THE WIND sized epic to boost morale. There were some small problems. First, many soldier, supplies, etc that were to be used in the real war were diverted to the shooting location of this big period piece and used there. The film was finished circa April 1945, when the Nazi party was reduced to a few frightened fanatics huddled in bunkers, awaiting surrender or certain death. Third, except for a few well staged moments, this is a boring, overly sentimental epic. As on criitc put it, "It's music score is so sweet, it makes THE SOUND OF MUSIC sound like punk rock." A film worth having in your video collection.
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