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:
Felicitas Woll ...
Anna Mauth
Robert Newman
Alexander Wenninger
Carl Mauth
Katharina Meinecke ...
Magda Mauth
Maria Goldberg
Simon Goldberg
Wolfgang Stumph ...
Gauleiter Martin Mutschmann
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  »

Box Office


€10,000,000 (estimated)

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Referenced in Neues aus der Anstalt: Jahresabschluss-Therapie (2007) See more »

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a touching drama against the backdrop of Nazi Germany
2 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent miniseries that does a wonderful job at portraying the ambivalence of war. Because we follow characters in both England and Germany, we see that neither side is completely to blame for the horrors of WWII, however, neither is completely innocent either. Apart from that, this movie should not be seen as a documentary of the bombing of Dresden. Although the movie is titled "Dresden," it follows characters more than history, though one does learn a little of that as well. Highly recommended for warm characters and a touching drama. This is the kind of movie that you can't stop thinking about days after you've seen it.

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