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Kinder, Mütter und ein General (1955)

As Germany's fortunes in the latter part of World War II wane, several young boys, in their enthusiasm to do something "for the fatherland", volunteer to fight with the German army in the ... See full summary »

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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Helene Asmussen
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Elfriede Bergmann
Ursula Herking ...
Dr. Behrens, Ärztin
Alice Treff ...
Pastorin
Marianne Sinclair ...
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Beate Koepnick ...
Inge, das Mädchen
Adi Lödel ...
Harald Asmussen
Dieter Straub ...
Leo Bergmann
Holger Hildmann ...
Sohn der Ärztin
Karl-Michael Kuntz ...
Edmund, Sohn der Pastorin
Walter Lehfeld ...
Werner, Sohn der Näherin
Peter Burger ...
Robert, Inges Bruder
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Hauptmann Dornberg
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As Germany's fortunes in the latter part of World War II wane, several young boys, in their enthusiasm to do something "for the fatherland", volunteer to fight with the German army in the East. Horrified at the news that their children are to be sent to the Russian front, the boys' mothers begin a desperate effort to get their sons back. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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4 March 1955 (West Germany)  »

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Awarded the Grand Prix de l'Union de la Critique de Cinéma (the Belgian Critic Award) in Brussels in 1956. See more »

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Mothers on a road trip
23 April 2015 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This engaging movie is a mixed bag. There is the seed of a great movie to be made in this patchy one. The intriguing story of six women heading to the Russian front to rescue their teenage sons, who've run away from school to enlist for the Fatherland, deserves better telling. Some fine performances are mixed with some pretty dreadful ones. Some great lines are mixed with some dreadful clichés. The cinematography was superb throughout. The star performance is that of Therese Giehse. How did she not have a wider fame outside of Germany? Bernhard Wicki, who does pretty well, appears interestingly in the later movie, "Paris, Texas."


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