A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.
In 1942, in Vilnius, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate... See full summary »
In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee.
Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies. When they hear about the tunnel-system beneath the bunker and some mystic... See full summary »
MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS (DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU CALL SPOILERS...) This Docutainmentfilm was aired on German TV in the wake of "Der Untergang (Downfall)", but it does not stand in the bigger production's shadow. Instead, it delivers a more, how can one put it, overall view of the last days of the battle for Berlin. The Führer is only shown once or twice, but that doesn't matter. "Die letzte Schlacht" is more about the fate of ordinary people anyway. You have acted scenes juxtaposed to interviews with the "real" people portrayed. We have Berlin women, telling of the arrival of the Russian troops, including some of the atrocities they committed as well as pointing at the decent Russians, who treated the defeated Germans well. We have one German Jew, who joined the Red Army and came back to Berlin as a Lieutenant, and another one, who luckily was released from the SS Prison shortly before the Battle ended. The film ends with some of the actors telling us about what became of the people they portrayed.
All in all, quite interesting, and an excellent counterpart to "Downfall".
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