THIRD REICH: THE RISE & FALL tells the story of Hitler's Germany through rarely seen films of the people who were there. Immersive and evocative, it takes viewers inside the Germany of the ... See full summary »
Admiral Canaris is chief of the intelligence service of Nazi Germany. His department is quite successful and Hitler grants him all the money he wants for new developments. Still he's a ... See full summary »
When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »
A band of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.
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If only Soviet prison camps were like this! You'd think that not even German guilt would water-down the depiction of life in Soviet captivity like this. Apparently, the producers thought it plausible that a German prisoner could have an affair with a lovely Russian camp commandantrix.
The movie contains no combat scenes or anything else of interest to war buffs (except some brief stock footage of devastated Stalingrad), just the story of a saintly older German surgeon helping his comrades and captors.
The movie is similar to "Stalag 17" and "King Rat" but much milder. Still, I suppose it does give an idea of life in Soviet captivity for German POWs (many of whom returned in the 1950s, if at all). Sadly, the movie lacks realism, has lots of clichés, and doesn't do this interesting (and largely ignored) subject justice.
But then again, it was made in 1958, and is similar to Hollywood movies of the time. Nice B&W cinematography, too.
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