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Stalingrad: Dogs, Do You Want to Live Forever? (1959)
"Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben" (original title)

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In the winter of 1943, against the background of battle scenes, a young German Lieutenant who increasingly distrusts the inhuman Nazi ideology struggles with the concept of war.

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Oberleutnant Gerd Wisse
Wilhelm Borchert ...
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Major Linkmann
Carl Lange ...
General von Seydlitz
Horst Frank ...
Feldwebel Böse
Peter Carsten ...
Gefreiter Krämer
Richard Münch ...
Oberstleutnant Kesselbach
Günter Pfitzmann ...
Wachtmeister Kunowski
Sonja Ziemann ...
Katja
Gunnar Möller ...
Leutnant Fuhrmann
Ernst von Klipstein ...
Ein General
Armin Dahlen ...
Major Stanescu
Paul Hoffmann ...
General Codreanu
Karl John ...
Generaloberst Hoth
Alexander Kerst ...
Kriegspfarrer Busch
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1942. First lieutenant Wisse, young and still idealistic, is sent to the Eastern front where a renewed German offensive is in full swing. During his trip, he witnesses the hardships entailed by the occupation of Russia, but keeps his faith in the success and ultimate good of the national-socialist endeavour. Upon arriving at his new quarters, he quickly gets informed about the precarious nature of the strategic situation. As a matter of fact, Wisse is unusually well-placed to gain an unvarnished insight into the state of military affairs. His assignment: liaison officer to the Romanian army. His station: in the Russian plain, on the flank guarding the advance of the German sixth army to Stalingrad... Written by Eduardo Casais <casaise@acm.org>

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Thirteen Years was too short to get the point
16 February 2001 | by (Rostock, Germany) – See all my reviews

This black&white picture deals mainly with the german armies on the eastern front- starting with all the glamour of third reich parades and the comradeship even in russia´s tough winters - then finally collapsing into Stalingrad, the major breakdown of all hopes for a german victory...

Some of the acting from todays point of view seems melodramatic and the perspective towards General Paulus and other officers in high ranks is a lot different from how historians of the nineties would describe them. The movie gives an impression of a group of men, who keep fighting though they have already lost. I like the movie, still thirteen years was probably too short to get the point really...


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