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Director:
Writers:
Wolfgang Kohlhaase (writer)
Konrad Wolf (writer)
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Release Date:
1 February 1968 (East Germany) See more »
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Plot:
April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Communist propaganda in a human way See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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
Anatoly Solovyov ... Starschinka
Johannes Wieke ... Festungskommandant
Mikhail Gluzskiy ... General (as Mikhail Glusski)
Jürgen Hentsch ... Adjutant
Kurt Böwe ... Sturmbannführer
Klaus Manchen ... Blinder Soldat
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wolfgang Altus ... Hitlerjunge
Martin Angermann ... Offizier in Spandau
Walter Bechstein ... 1. befreiter Häftling
Hermann Beyer ... 2. befreiter Häftling
Else Bugatz ... Bäuerin
Wilhelm Burmeier ... Offizier in Spandau
Ingrid Böck ... 5-jähriges Mädchen
Richard Degen ... Bauer
Susanne Düllmann ... Frau des Bürgermeisters
Peter Ensikat ... Offizier in Spandau
Curt W. Franke ... Offizier in Spandau
Erich Giesa ... Bürgermeister
Siegfried Göhler ... Offizier in Spandau
Lutz Günzel ... Offizier in Spandau
Detlef Heintze ... Fähnrich
Dirk Jungnickel ... Offizier in Spandau
Afanasi Kochetkov ... Obersergeant
Otto Lang ... Pfarrer
Fritz Mohr ... Feldwebel
Czeslar Moissejew ... Adjutant
Vladimir Ryabov ... Oberleutnant am Kontrollpunkt
Achim Schmidtchen ... Marineoffizier
Boris Tokarev ... Unterleutnant
Martin Trettau ... Gefangener in Oranienburg
Gerhard Vogt ... Betrunkener Offizier
Viktor Volkov ... Major im Jeep
Hermann Wagemann ... Drucker
Dietmar Wenzel ... 10-jähriger Junge
Werner Wenzel ... 3. befreiter Häftling
Waldemar Wieser ... Verwundeter Hitlerjunge
Ellen Wikittel ... 14-jähriges Mädchen
Wolfgang Winkler ... Fallschirmjäger

Directed by
Konrad Wolf 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Wolfgang Kohlhaase  writer
Konrad Wolf  writer

Cinematography by
Werner Bergmann 
 
Film Editing by
Evelyn Carow 
 
Production Design by
Alfred Hirschmeier 
 
Costume Design by
Werner Bergemann 
 
Makeup Department
Günter Hermstein .... makeup artist
Inge Merten .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hans Berek .... unit manager
Herbert Ehler .... production manager
Karlheinz Haarnagell .... unit manager
Horst Schmidt .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Doris Borkmann .... assistant director
Rainer Simon .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Rudolf Borchardt .... property master: outdoor
Willi Schafer .... set builder
Gisela Schulze .... set builder
Peter Wilde .... set builder
 
Sound Department
Konrad Walle .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Horst Klaucke .... gaffer
Bernd Sperberg .... still photographer
Peter Süring .... camera operator
 
Other crew
Anton Ackermann .... consultant
Nikolaj Surkow .... consultant
Gerhard Wolf .... script editor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"I Was Nineteen" - USA (video title)
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Runtime:
Germany:115 min (TV version)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Germany:12 (video rating)

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The working title of this movie was "Heimkehr 45" (Homecoming 45).See more »
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Featured in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995)See more »

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11 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Communist propaganda in a human way, 28 July 2009
Author: wvisser-leusden from Netherlands

Shot in Eastern Germany in 1968, 'Ich war neunzehn' (= German for 'I was nineteen years old') is among the better films from the former Communist part of Europe.

Set in the last days of Adolf Hitler, 'Ich war neunzehn' deals with Stalin's Red Army invading Germany from the East. To avoid the countless atrocities committed by both sides in the most savage war in history of mankind, the East German filmmakers choose to show events through the eyes of a nineteen year old boy. A logical choice: this introduces innocence, as well as hope for the future.

The rest of this enjoyable film is propaganda, sold in a friendly and human way. The Red Army is presented as liberating the German common people from Hitler's rule. Its victorious soldiers show themselves eager to make friends with them.

In reality, after three terrible years of German occupation in the Soviet Union, Stalin's soldiers applied a fearful revenge when invading Germany. A revenge encouraged by steady Communist propaganda. It resulted in many crimes, such as the free rape of German women. You will understand that 'Ich war neunzehn' ignores this.

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