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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 »
Genre:
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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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
Anatoli 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
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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Germany:12 (video rating)

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Trivia:
The film reaches a grim climax by featuring a short clip from the DEFA-documentary "Todeslager Sachsenhausen" ("Deathcamp Sachsenhausen") (1946), detailing the technical proceedings in a death-chamber.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995)See more »

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37 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
No candy-coating on this one., 5 April 2002
Author: FlossieD from United States

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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