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Ich war neunzehn (1968)

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April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jaecki Schwarz ...
Gregor Hecker
Vasili Livanov ...
Wadim
Aleksey Eybozhenko ...
Sascha
Galina Polskikh ...
Sowjetisches Mädchen
Rolf Hoppe ...
Etappenmajor
Wolfgang Greese ...
Landschaftsgestalter
Dieter Mann ...
Willi Lommer
Jenny Gröllmann ...
Deutsches Mädchen
Kalmursa Rachmanov ...
Dsingis
Anatoli Solovyov ...
Starschinka
Johannes Wieke ...
Festungskommandant
Mikhail Gluzskiy ...
General (as Mikhail Glusski)
Jürgen Hentsch ...
Adjutant
Kurt Böwe ...
Sturmbannführer
Klaus Manchen ...
Blinder Soldat
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April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted with the dilemma of having to fight men from the very country he was born in. Through dealing with challenging situations (e.g. he is appointed commander of Bernau, talks to many disillusioned Germans, and is once and again attacked by scattered groups of German soldiers), he grows more confident that not all hope is lost for post-war Germany. Based on the diary entries of director Konrad Wolf, the episodic movie authentically portrays the protagonist's struggle to come to terms with his own past and identity. Written by c.winter

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1 February 1968 (East Germany)  »

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The film was produced with the support of the Soviet Army and of the People's Army of the GDR. See more »

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Featured in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995) See more »

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No candy-coating on this one.
5 April 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Director Wolf has a small masterpiece in this film, which is about the exploration of a young German-born Russian soldier's attempt to find his roots during the final days of World War II as the Russian Army advances on Berlin. This is also an unsweetened account of the chaos of war. Many suspenseful moments and never boring. Gregor, the nineteen-year-old of the title reveals himself throughout as the confused, self-conscious, prideful and sometimes ruthless young man that he is, not unlike any young man of 19 caught up in wartime situations. Highly recommended. Another look but an unusual one at the war that marked the 20th Century.


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