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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicitas Woll ...
Anna Mauth
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Robert Newman
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Alexander Wenninger
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Carl Mauth
Katharina Meinecke ...
Magda Mauth
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Maria Goldberg
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Simon Goldberg
Wolfgang Stumph ...
Pfarrer
Jürgen Heinrich ...
Gauleiter Martin Mutschmann
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Eva Mauth
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William
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Flight Lt. Leslie, Master Bomber
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Anja Taschenberg ...
Grashena
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Saundby
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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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The character of Simon Goldberg was based on diarist and professor Victor Klemperer. See more »

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In using stock footage to depict the wartime bombing of Europe, some of the footage, seen just before the scene where two British officers are arguing over the value of bombing German cities, shows a US B-29 Superfortress. Such bombers were never used in the European theatre of World War II - they were only used against Japan. See more »

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Shocking, breathtaking, brilliant
7 March 2006 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

It was hard watching the film because it contained so much pain and fear that you could actually "feel" it. The filmmakers did a really good job by showing the "reality" of the war because "Dresden" is damn realistic. Maybe sometimes a bit too much and you often ask yourself if it was definitely necessary to show all these cruel details.

But the film also does not just consist of the usual love story between two people who are actually not allowed to love each other but rather tries to show through that love both sides of the attack - the German and the British side. And that fact makes the film kinda special because it really works.


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