A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.
Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara and their two daughters are seeking shelter from the Nazis storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer ... See full summary »
Katarzyna Al Abbas,
Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.
Baron Manfred von Richthofen is the most feared and celebrated pilot of the German air force in World War I. To him and his companions, air combats are events of sporty nature, technical challenge and honorable acting, ignoring the terrible extent of war. But after falling in love with the nurse Käte, Manfred realizes he is only used for propaganda means. Caught between his disgust for the war, and the responsibility for his fighter wing, von Richthofen sets out to fly again. Written by
The nurse Käte Otersdorf in the film was a real person and she was the nurse who attended to Richthofen after he received the head wound. There were several photographs (probably taken for propaganda purposes) in which she was shown with Richthofen, often together with a large group of other people. There was, however, never any evidence or even suggestion that there was a love affair between them. See more »
At 10:19, a breakfast scene with the German pilots discussing an enemy pilot, Manfred von Richtofen leans over and lights the cigarette of a fellow pilot using a silver Dunhill "Rollalite" lighter, not produced until around 1950. See more »
After watching the Red Baron I find even though not being a major star packed Hollywood production It was great.
Being a foreign film and not familiar with previous work of the actors made it even more enjoyable for me by lending more to the characters, as opposed to watching major Hollywood actors from other films that many times seem to detract from the character role or storyline.
This is a story of Manfred Von Richthofen The famous Red Baron a flying ace during WW1 that gives a true perspective of the nobility approach to air war during that time, so unlike the wars that followed...although sometimes loosely factually based it held true to The Knights of the sky theme, This idealism of course was dramatically contrasted by great dynamic dialogue involving romance between the pilot and a well opposed reality grounded nurse. This was not a propaganda or pro war film at all nor a documentary but a really good interpretation of the times that were.
On a technical note there were only a few scenes through the eagerness to create on computer actual air battle action that seemed at times a little too cluttered where the flying formations were a little too close and too fast moving for the time and the air craft, In an effort they tried to fit it all in the screen but in this case less and slower would have been better. Still these scenes could've been left out and this would have still been a great movie. Overall this was well worth my viewing time.
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