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The Miracle of Bern (2003)
"Das Wunder von Bern" (original title)

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The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the ... See full summary »

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Matthias Lubanski
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Richard Lubanski
Johanna Gastdorf ...
Christa Lubanski
Mirko Lang ...
Bruno Lubanski
Birthe Wolter ...
Ingrid Lubanski
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Annette Ackermann
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Paul Ackermann
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Sepp Herberger
Sascha Göpel ...
Helmut Rahn
Knut Hartwig ...
Fritz Walter
Holger Dexne ...
Horst Eckel
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Ottmar Walter
Jo Stock ...
Toni Turek
Martin Bretschneider ...
Hans Schäfer
Christian Broos ...
Werner Kohlmeyer (Im Endspiel)
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The movie deals with the championship-winning German soccer team of 1954. Its story is linked with two others: The family of a young boy is split due to the events in World War II, and the father returns from Russia after eleven years. His problems in getting back to normal life are shown, with references to his children and wife. The second story is about a reporter and his wife reporting from the tournament. Written by Benjamin Stello

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16 October 2003 (Germany)  »

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€7,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,509,501 (Germany) (17 October 2003)

Gross:

$12,660,891 (Germany) (28 November 2003)
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Andreas "Obel" Obering, who plays radio-reporter Herbert Zimmermann, was a member of the German comedy-duo "Till and Obel". See more »

Goofs

One of the first scenes shows the team of Rahn on a small football ground. In the background you see two cooling towers, a big funnel with the word "SHELL" in white letters and a huge white-painted crude oil tank. Apparently, the film set was in Köln-Godorf with the refinery of "Shell Deutschland GmbH" in the background. Shell Refinery was put on stream in 1960 with one cooling tower (the second was build some years later). Tank No. 7 was build in 1965. In the early-50s, crude oil tanks with more than 100,000 m3 capacity and a diameter of nearly 100m were not technical standard in Germany. See more »

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At the very end of the closing credits one can hear the original radio reporter signing off from the stadium in Bern. See more »

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References Gladiator (2000) See more »

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Ja, so fängt es immer an
(Siegfried Ulrich)
Performed by Rita Paul
With permission of Musikverlag Melodie Froboess und Budde KG
Courtesy of BMG Berlin Musik GmbH
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A real film document of a great event in the 50's!
2 November 2003 | by (near Stuttgart, Germany) – See all my reviews

For the very first time I went to the cinema the day after to watch a movie a second time. And I am a swiss citizen living in Germany, so it cannot be patriotic feelings. This film is just a wonderful film document of the great victory of the German soccer team against the Hungarian on in 1954. My father was 20 years old at that time and he watched this historical match live on TV in Bale (Basel). He told me many times that the German team surprised everybody because nobody was in a doubt at the beginning of the world championship that the Hungarian team will win. So this 3:2 victory of the German soccer time was really a historical event and cannot be really compared with 1974 or 1990 where they became world champion as well. I deeply recommend my father to go to the cinema as soon as possible to watch this movie. According to the scenery shown in the film Matthias and Richard must have crossed the Alpes when driving from Essen to Bern. But in fact this is not necessary because Bern is located at the north side of this mountain chain. Nevertheless a wonderful film!


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