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Die Abenteuer des Werner Holt (1965)

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Two 17-year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are pulled out of school and into Hitler's army. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier, but at the front Werner begins to understand the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Klaus-Peter Thiele ...
Werner Holt
Manfred Karge ...
Gilbert Wolzow
Arno Wyzniewski ...
Sepp Gomulka
Günter Junghans ...
Christian Vetter
Peter Reusse ...
Peter Wiese
Wolfgang Langhoff ...
Werners Vater, Professor Holt
Karla Chadimová ...
Milena
Monika Woytowicz ...
Gundel
Dietlinde Greiff ...
Marie Krüger
Angelica Domröse ...
Uta Barnim
Maria Alexander ...
Gertie Ziesche
Wolf Kaiser ...
Generalmajor Wolzow
Erika Pelikowsky ...
Frau Wolzow
Martin Flörchinger ...
Sepp's Vater, Rechtsanwalt Gomulka
Helga Göring ...
Mutter Gomulka
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Two 17-year-olds, Werner Holt and Gilbert Wolzow, are pulled out of school and into Hitler's army. Gilbert becomes a fanatical soldier, but at the front Werner begins to understand the senselessness of war. When Gilbert is hanged by the SS, Werner turns his gun on his own army. This film, based on Dieter Noll's novel, is a political and artistic masterpiece. Its fresh and surprising frankness about the toll war takes on youth found great public resonance after the film's release. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Excellent Anti-War movie
7 January 2002 | by (Cologne, Germany) – See all my reviews

More than remarkable film from East(!)-Germany. Regular German soldiers loose their faith in the war and their commanders when they are confronted with the criminal acts of the SS (their superiors). The key scene plays at a saw mill, where SS troops cut of body parts of innocent civilians. The Russians are nearing and Werner and his comrads think of surrendering. Excellent playing and scenery, with clear personal viewpoints.


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