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Stalingrad (1993)

 -  Drama | War  -  21 January 1993 (Germany)
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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Horwitz ...
Fritz Reiser
...
Hans von Witzland
Jochen Nickel ...
Manfred Rohleder 'Rollo'
Sebastian Rudolph ...
Gege
Dana Vávrová ...
Irina
Martin Benrath ...
General Hentz
...
Otto
Karel Hermánek ...
Hauptmann Musk
Heinz Emigholz ...
Edgar
Ferdinand Schuster ...
Double Edgar
...
HGM
Dieter Okras ...
Hauptmann Haller
Zdenek Vencl ...
Wölk
Mark Kuhn ...
Pflüger
Thorsten Bolloff ...
Feldmann
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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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Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "336 Pionier-Bataillon" was a historical unit that also fought in Stalingrad in the "336. Infanterie-Division". The battalion arrived at Stalingrad on the 8th of November 1942. The division was disbanded in 1944. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where a German soldier shoots his friend by accident, the viewer can see the dead soldier's eyelids are moving several times. See more »

Quotes

One German foot soldier: Where are the horses?
Another German foot soldier: We're the horses!
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Der Hohenfriedberger Marsch
Traditional, W Schwittmann, arranged by Enjott Schneider (as N. J. Schneider)
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User Reviews

The realities of loading both weapons...and one's pants! Never jocular when close combat 'is' the reality.
17 December 1998 | by (Fort Ann, New York) – See all my reviews

The movie's essence was delivered by one of the German soldier's comments after taking the building [in Stalingrad], "....62 men left out of 400." Expensive real estate which, as in so many other conflicts regardless of uniform, has its costs in blood. Stalingrad shows the gut wrenching non-glory side of the nitty-gritty of combat and brings home to those who have been there the non guffaw when you hear, and see, how one soldier loads both his weapon...and his pants. Stalingrad shows well the realities of close combat and what the cumulative experience can do and often does to the human psyche. I would concur with the other reviewers in terms of Stalingrad incorporating the best, that is to say, the reality of Das Boot and Platoon 'sans' the hype when the business at hand becomes one of your basic kill or be killed. 'Side' aside as it were.


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