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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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.
Josef von Báky
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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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The budget for this production was eight (8) million German marks equivalent to over 1/2 billion U.S. dollars. This while World War II raged on. See more »
In the final scene set in 1807 we learn that Schill died. However Ferdinand von Schill actually died at 31st May 1809, two years after the story, after which he also became major and head of a group of hussars in Berlin. See more »
[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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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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