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Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 21 January 1993 (Germany)
The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Horwitz ...
Fritz Reiser
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Hans von Witzland
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Manfred Rohleder 'Rollo'
Sebastian Rudolph ...
Gege
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Irina
Martin Benrath ...
General Hentz
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Otto
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Hauptmann Musk
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Edgar
Ferdinand Schuster ...
Double Edgar
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HGM
Dieter Okras ...
Hauptmann Haller
Zdenek Vencl ...
Wölk
Mark Kuhn ...
Pflüger
Thorsten Bolloff ...
Feldmann
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A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich's 'high water mark', as seen through the eyes of German officer Hans von Witzland and his battalion. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

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Bis zum letzten Mann... (Till the last man)

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Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 January 1993 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Stalingrado  »

Box Office

Budget:

DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$77,848 (USA)
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(Eastmancolor)

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1.85 : 1
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The original screenplay was written by Christoph Fromm but the producers disagreed with his more realistic direction and had it rewritten. Consequently, Fromm took his name off the film. See more »

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After the factory battle, some of the supposedly dead soldiers move. Even if a few of them may have been wounded only, one extra clearly lifts his head prematurely. See more »

Quotes

Otto: You know we don't stand a chance. Why not surrender?
Capt. Hermann Musk: You know what would happen if we do.
Otto: Do we deserve any better?
Capt. Hermann Musk: Otto, I'm not a Nazi.
Otto: No, you're worse. Lousy officers. You went along with it all, even though you knew who was in charge. Hermann...
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Referenced in Archer: White Nights (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Heimat, Deine Sterne
Lyrics by Erich Knauf and music by Werner Bochmann
Performed by Wilhelm Strienz
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Very graphic and brutally honest. A must see.
14 December 2004 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

Stalingrad should be ranked right up there among the top World War II movies ever made. I can't say it's the best but it certainly is a great film and is under rated in its importance. What the movie is about is simple. It shows the German soldiers war on the Russian front, in Stalingrad from the point of view of a few German soldiers. It should not be viewed with the intentions of seeing the battle of Stalingrad or any strategic view of the Russian Front. This is from the eyes of a select few. You won't see the broad picture. Just like the average soldier doesn't see it. He knows and sees the part of the war that is directly around him. That is his world and that is how you will see it. It's often very graphic and brutally honest in its depictions. The cold and the feeling of hopelessness were excellently portrayed. You could just feel it. I did have one major problem with the German English barrier. I watched this on DVD. It was dubbed in English and I chose to also play it with English subtitles. I started to see that frequently the subtitles and the dubbing were different. That was annoying hearing one thing and reading different words for the same lines. I soon shut off the subtitles and started watching it over again from the beginning without the subtitles. I have no idea if the subtitles or the dubbing was the more accurate translation. I'm very glad I viewed this film and I'm sure that I will watch it a second time. Highly recommended. A must see for the historian and war movie fan.


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