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Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated  |   |  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
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Hans von Witzland
...
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 »

Parents Guide:

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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 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 of the film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie "Porto Cervo" is indicated as the location where the German army is located. But the city is clearly Cervo, in Liguria. Porto Cervo is in Sardinia. See more »

Quotes

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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Connections

Referenced in La guerra en el cine (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Im schönsten Wiesengrunde
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on the accordion in the bunker
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User Reviews

 
Top Ten war movie in my list
25 January 2005 | by (Vantaa, Finland) – See all my reviews

I can believe this movie will be a serious disappointment for a person, who is used to and likes to watch Hollywood war movies. Four reasons: 1. It's made in a world, where movie makers tries to have some personality. If you think 'When We Were Soldiers'... well, there are hundreds of directors who you can imagine making a similar war movie with personality and values of a hamburger.

2. Screenplay has a different structure. There's no shocking opening scene like in 'Saving Private Ryan'. This movie starts slowly in a very nice place and ends slowly in a very bad place, without hope or feeling that the characters have achieved something by their heroic actions.

3. It is first a movie about lost causes in the world of war, and only secondly a war movie which takes place in Stalingrad.

4. War scenes portray the horror, insecurity and confusion of a battle, instead of how cool, heroic and exciting fighting looks like. In this sense, this movie is closer to reality than most of the war movies you will ever see. 'Thin Red Line' also had similar "I would probably crap in my pants in that situation"-feeling.

Stalingrad, whether you think it as a movie or a war movie has so many good things in it... like honesty. Even the ordinary German soldiers were dreaming about farms in Russia when they were advancing. What a disappointment they must have had in Stalingrad! If you like to watch war movies, meaning also other war movies than When We Were Soldiers or Saving Private Ryan, you should see this one. (9/10)


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