Dresden (2006)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  5 March 2006 (Germany)
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A romance between a British pilot hiding in Germany and a German nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of Dresden towards the end of World War 2.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anna Mauth
Robert Newman
Alexander Wenninger
Carl Mauth
Katharina Meinecke ...
Magda Mauth
Maria Goldberg
Simon Goldberg
Wolfgang Stumph ...
Jürgen Heinrich ...
Gauleiter Martin Mutschmann
Susanne Bormann ...
Eva Mauth
Flight Lt. Leslie, Master Bomber
Anja Taschenberg ...


Like other TV movies of the production company teamWorx, Dresden (2006) focuses on an extraordinary historic event in connection with a tragic love story of a woman between two men. In January 1945, the young nurse Anna Mauth, working at a hospital in Dresden, becomes engaged to senior physician Benjamin Wenninger. At the same time, an English Lancaster bomber is shot down. The pilot Robert Newman, the only survivor, manages to reach the city severely injured and hides in the hospital's cellar. Anna discovers him incidentally thinking he is a German deserter, but finally decides to help Robert... Written by fippi2000

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Release Date:

5 March 2006 (Germany)  »

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Dresden  »

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€10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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The character of Simon Goldberg was based on diarist and professor Victor Klemperer. See more »


In the English language version, during the bombing raid early on in the film, the British airmen in the bomber refer to enemy aircraft being at 'oh-eight-hundred hours' and 'oh-twelve-hundred hours'. This is clearly a mistranslation of the usual RAF way to refer to enemies by positions of the clock, in this case eight o'clock or twelve o'clock. See more »

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Good to see for anyone who's interested in the bombing of Dresden
15 March 2006 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

I have no idea how historically accurate this movie is, but it gives a good idea of what the bombing of Dresden was like. Yes, there's all sorts of drama and even romance woven into the plot. To me that's expected, otherwise it would be a documentary and maybe even boring. It's really well done for a TV film. The acting is good. The storyline is believable. The effects are very realistic. I don't think this movie was made so that Germans can feel sorry for their suffering under Hitler. Instead, I think it's an acknowledgement of the suffering and it gives the current and future generations a view of the horror of the past. I wish there were stuff of this caliber made for American TV. I hope this gets released with English subtitles so that English speaking audiences get to see it.

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