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The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)
"Edelweisspiraten" (original title)

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Cologne-Ehrenfeld, November 1944. They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time. But working-class boys Karl and his younger brother Peter are Edelweiss ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivan Stebunov ...
Karl Ripke
Bela B. ...
Hans Steinbrück (as Bela B. Felsenheimer)
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Josef Hoegen
Anna Thalbach ...
Cilly Serve
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Ferdinand Kütter
Simon Taal ...
Peter Ripke
Jean Jülich ...
Alter Karl
Florian Wilken ...
Franz 'Bubbes' Rheinberger
Dominik Bromma ...
Günther Schwarz
Johannes Schaller ...
Barthel Schink
Pavel Metyanin ...
Adolf 'Dölfes' Schütz
Volker Röhlich ...
Roland Lorent
Svetlana Gaytan ...
Maria (as Svetlana Gajtan)
Wolfgang Michael ...
Peter Hüppeler
Susanne Bredehöft ...
Fürsorgerin
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Cologne-Ehrenfeld, November 1944. They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time. But working-class boys Karl and his younger brother Peter are Edelweiss Pirates. They oppose the Nazis, and are pursued by the Gestapo. With the escaped concentration camp prisoner Hans Steinbrück they plan acts of sabotage, until the Gestapo take them on with their full might. When they're arrested, Karl is torn between his will to survive, his feelings of responsibility, his love for his brother and his loyalty to the Edelweiss Pirates. Written by MDTV

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Edelweißpiraten  »

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very authentic drama
19 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

I only heard about the Edelweiss Piraten very recently so I was very curious about the movie, as the the rating of this movie on IMDb wasn't particularly high. I must say I am very glad having ingnored it and following the experience that German history is best served from German movie makers. The fact that the story is being told by a genuine former EdelweissPiraten-member Jean Jülich gives the authenticity of the movie very much credit, as well as the camera. The story is being followed by the viewer always from the point of a direct atendee of the scene which really adds to the dramatic effect. My rating would be 8.7, therefore i choose 9


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