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Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 21 January 1993 (Germany)
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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Horwitz ...
Fritz Reiser
Hans von Witzland
Manfred Rohleder 'Rollo'
Sebastian Rudolph ...
Martin Benrath ...
General Hentz
Hauptmann Musk
Heinz Emigholz ...
Ferdinand Schuster ...
Double Edgar
Dieter Okras ...
Hauptmann Haller
Zdenek Vencl ...
Mark Kuhn ...
Thorsten Bolloff ...


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)


Drama | War


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Release Date:

21 January 1993 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Stalingrado  »

Box Office


DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)


$77,848 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The soldiers at the award-ceremony receive the "General Assault Badge". See more »


During the factory battle, the engineers place and light a demolition charge, but the fuse never actually lights. See more »


Lt. Hans von Witzland: The best thing about the cold is...
[Witzland dies]
Fritz Reiser: [holding the body] You don't have to worry about sunburn.
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Referenced in Enemy at the Gates (2001) See more »


O Tannenbaum
Traditional tune with lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
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An epic drama that impresses
2 July 2001 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

There can be no real victors in war if we value human life at all. That so many German and Russian boys should die in the snow-bound wilderness around Stalingrad is a tragedy beyond comprehension. The camera crew did a great job in bringing to the screen the vastness of Russia with soldiers camouflaged in white struggling on the point of death across frozen landscapes. Far from home and missing their loved ones the German soldiers are depicted as rough diamonds with kind hearts sharing their last crust of bread with starving Russian children. The over-all German plan is to take certain cities important in the flow of oil and supply of food to the Russian enemy, but their plans are thwarted when the Russian armies encircle them. The close fighting is well filmed with lots of explosions, flames and shattered bodies among fallen masonry. I liked particularly the contrast of the opening scenes in sunny Porto Cervo (where the Germans are celebrating their recent victories) with the tragic scenes which followed when calamity overtakes them.I thought too that the three struggling figures exhausted in defeat symbolised the horrific loss of human life and the futility of war. While none of the actors shone above the others, their characterisations were adequate enough though I got somewhat confused with such a large cast and all the same uniforms. The lasting impression is not with individual performances but with the over-all mood of this tragic event captured superbly under expert direction. One soldier says to another:"This will give us the Iron Cross" The reply:"Yes...it will look good on your coffin!"

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