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Bruno Apitz (novel)
Bruno Apitz (screenplay)
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Release Date:
10 April 1963 (East Germany) See more »
As rumors reach them that the Allied armies are advancing on their concentration camp at Buchenwald... See more » | Add synopsis »
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As fiction, this is a fine film; but it is fiction. See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order)
Erwin Geschonneck ... Walter Kraemer

Armin Mueller-Stahl ... André Höfel
Krystyn Wójcik ... Marian Kropinski
Fred Delmare ... Rudi Pippig
Viktor Avdyushko ... Leonid Bogorski
Gerry Wolff ... Herbert Bochow
Boleslaw Plotnicki ... Zacharias Jankowski
Peter Sturm ... August Rose
Erik S. Klein ... Untersturmführer Reineboth
Herbert Köfer ... Hauptsturmführer Kluttig
Wolfram Handel ... Hauptscharführer Zweiling
Heinz Peter Scholz ... Standartenführer Schwahl
Joachim Tomaschewsky ... Sturmbannführer Weisangk
Joachim Jablonski ... Sturmbannführer Kamloth

Zygmunt Malanowicz ... Josef Pribula
Werner Möhring ... Heinrich Schüpp
Hermann Eckhardt ... Maximilian Wurach
Peter Paul Goes ... Max Müller (as Peter-Paul Göst)
Günter Rüger ... Karl Wunderlich
Angela Brunner ... Hortense Zweiling
Albert Zahn ... Otto Runki
Christoph Engel ... Peter van Dahlen
Werner Dissel ... Otto Lange
Hans-Hartmut Krüger ... Henri Riomand
Jan Pohan ... Kodiczek
Leonid Swjetlow ... Zidkowski
Fred Ludwig ... Mandrill
Gerd Ehlers ... Politischer Kommissar Gay
Steffen Klaus ... Alfred
Bruno Apitz ... Alter Mann
Jürgen Strauch ... Kind
Hans Hardt-Hardtloff ... Blockältester
Otto Krieg-Helbig ... Rottenführer
Dieter Wien ... 1. Blockführer
Friedhelm Eberle ... 2. Blockführer
Friedrich Teitge ... Schließer in der Gestapo-Zelle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolfgang Bonness
Pia Füller
Klaus Gehrke
Paul Glass
Fred Graeve
Richard Hilgert
Hans Holdsch
Adolf Jark
Ekkehard Luban
Hartmut Löscher
Udo Molkentin
Werner Pfeifer
Fete Pinnow
Rudolf Reinhart
Janusz Roszkowski
Willi Schrade
Boris Suchow
Klaus Urban
Martin Zehner

Directed by
Frank Beyer 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bruno Apitz  novel
Bruno Apitz  screenplay
Frank Beyer  writer
Alfred Hirschmeier  writer
Willi Schafer  additional material

Original Music by
Joachim Werzlau 
Cinematography by
Günter Marczinkowsky 
Film Editing by
Hildegard Conrad 
Production Design by
Alfred Hirschmeier 
Costume Design by
Günter Schmidt 
Makeup Department
Kurt Tauchmann .... makeup artist
Production Management
Heinz Fröhlich .... unit manager
Oscar Ludmann .... unit manager (as Oskar Ludmann)
Hans Mahlich .... production manager
Leonhard Pawlaczyk .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bernd Braun .... assistant director
Ellen Korfes .... assistant director
Art Department
Theo Görgens .... property master
Willi Schafer .... set builder
Sound Department
Bernd Gerwien .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Richard Günther .... assistant camera
Günther Müller .... lighting design
Waltraud Pathenheimer .... still photographer

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Also Known As:
124 min | USA:100 min | France:120 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Finland:K-10 (1970) | Finland:K-16 (1963) | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Singapore:PG | West Germany:12 (w)

Did You Know?

Prior to the film, East German TV had already produced and broadcast a TV production of the same title. Director Frank Beyer adopted three of the actors that had already appeared in the TV film (Fred Delmare, Wolfram Handel, and Peter Sturm).See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Geiger, Gaukler, Gentleman (2001) (TV)See more »


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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
As fiction, this is a fine film; but it is fiction., 14 January 2012
Author: ( from United States

The Communist prisoners did not lead a revolt to liberate Buchenwald, which was liberated by the United States Army. The movie does not show one American. The German Democratic Republic set up a ceremonial entry to the camp next to the tower that predated the camp. They put up a giant statue showing armed prisoners. After unification, the German government moved the entrance to the main gate (seen often in the movie) and closed off the ceremonial entrance. The tower was closed to the public, ostensibly because it was unsafe. The statues were allowed to rust. In any event, East Germany overlooked another force for revolt, the Canadians. An article I wrote about a stamp showing the monument brought a flood of mail from Canada informing me that the Canadians, not the Communists, were at the core of the revolt.

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