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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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Though being called "Dresden", the city only makes a guest appearance See more (28 total) »


  (in credits order)

Felicitas Woll ... Anna Mauth

John Light ... Robert Newman

Benjamin Sadler ... Alexander Wenninger

Heiner Lauterbach ... Carl Mauth
Katharina Meinecke ... Magda Mauth

Marie Bäumer ... Maria Goldberg

Kai Wiesinger ... Simon Goldberg
Wolfgang Stumph ... Pfarrer
Jürgen Heinrich ... Gauleiter Martin Mutschmann
Susanne Bormann ... Eva Mauth

Paul Ready ... William

John Keogh ... Flight Lt. Leslie, Master Bomber

Christian Rodska ... Arthur Harris
Anja Taschenberg ... Grashena

Pip Torrens ... Saundby
Bert Böhlitz ... Mutschmanns Adjudant

Andreas Günther ... 1. Feldgendarm
Gabriela Maria Schmeide ... Ehefrau eines Deserteurs

Sandra Nedeleff ... Jüdische Frau
Michael Brandner ... Blockwart
Denis Behnke ... Engl. pilot in briefing room
Oliver Moser ... Junger Soldat (as Marc Oliver Moro)
Louis El-Ghussein ... Junge mit Pistole

Tomas Spencer ... Mann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lisa Altenpohl ... Bunkermädchen

Ro Barrett ... Sgt McKee

Jeff Burrell ... Englischer Flieger
Harry Capehorn ... Charly

Ian T. Dickinson ... RAF Officer
Maria Ehrich ... Schattenspiel-Kind im Bunker
Lars Oostveen ... Paul Slater (as Lawrence Ray)
Dieter Rupp ... 2. Feldgendarm
Joachim Schweizer ... Feuerwehrmann (as Joachim Schweizzer)
Karl Alexander Seidel ... Junge - Robert Stiefel (as Alexander Seidel)

Directed by
Roland Suso Richter 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Stefan Kolditz 
Nikolaus Kraemer  idea by

Produced by
Franz Esterhazy .... assistant co-producer
Nico Hofmann .... producer
Nikolaus Kraemer .... producer
Oliver Lüer .... line producer
Jan Mojto .... co-producer
Sascha Schwingel .... producer
Original Music by
Harald Kloser 
Thomas Wanker 
Cinematography by
Holly Fink 
Film Editing by
Bernd Schlegel 
Casting by
Nina Haun 
Production Design by
Thomas Stammer 
Art Direction by
Bertram Strauß 
Set Decoration by
Bernhard Henrich 
Costume Design by
Lucia Faust 
Makeup Department
Brigitte Dettling .... makeup artist
Erwin H. Kupitz .... wig maker
Birger Laube .... special makeup effects artist: dummies
Gerd Zeiss .... makeup department head
Production Management
Elke Andreas-Möller .... post-production supervisor
Felix Leitermann .... unit manager
Sebastian Werninger .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sven Fehrensen .... second assistant director
Hendrik Holler .... first assistant director
Art Department
Christian Ehlert .... lead set dresser
Marcus Haendgen .... property master
Karina Lange .... set dresser
Sascha Strutz .... prop buyer
Christian Weber .... carpenter
Andreas Well .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Andreas Biegler .... sound designer
Andreas Biegler .... supervising sound editor
Stephan Fandrych .... adr editor
Joo Fürst .... foley artist
Michael Hinreiner .... sound re-recording mixer
Zach Hunter .... second boom operator
Benedikt Just .... sound editor
Benedikt Just .... sound effects editor
Henry Mayr .... sound project coordinator
Michael Mitra .... adr editor
Matthias Pasedag .... sound engineer
Pierre Peters-Arnolds .... adr director
Max Rammler-Rogall .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Michael Apling .... special effects technician
Karl-Heinz Bochnig .... special effects supervisor
Martin Gaskell .... propmaking supervisor
Volker Lorig .... special effects
Thomas Thiele .... special effects technician
Niklas Voigt .... special effects technician
Niklas Voigt .... special effects
Bernd Wildau .... special effects foreman
Adolf Wojtinek .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Jörg Baier .... compositor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Denis Behnke .... visual effects supervisor
Michaela Braun .... teamassistenz: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Alessandro Cioffi .... compositor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Moritz Eiche .... digital compositor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Ivo Klaus .... 3D artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Nina Knott .... visual effects project manager: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Jan Krupp .... set supervisor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Sebastian Küchmeister .... 3D artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Pieter Mentz .... 3D artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Michel Mielke .... Herstellungsleiter VFX: CA Scanline Prodcution GmbH
Andreas Nehls .... modeling artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Paul Poetsch .... compositor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Christian Pokorny .... senior head of animation: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Michael Ralla .... compositor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Julia Reinhard .... compositing supervisor: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Benjamin Ross .... matte painter: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Johannes Saam .... 3D artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Michael Scheffler .... systems administrator: scan&record35
Heiko Sülberg .... 3D artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Georg Wieland .... 3D artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Bjoern Wortmann .... video I/O: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Rainer Zöttl .... 3D artist: CA Scanline Production GmbH
Jürgen Klein .... stunt coordinator
Tanja Pelster .... stunts: Steinmeier & Mohr
Siegfried Polap .... stunt performer
Marc Sieger .... stunt coordinator
Mac Steinmeier .... stunts: Stuntteam Steinmeier/Mohr
Vanessa Wieduwilt .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Altmann .... best boy: Sachsen
Nicolay Gutscher .... first assistant camera
Sven O. Heinze .... electrician: East Germany
Dirk Henkel .... lighting assistant
Conny Klein .... still photographer
Daniel Pauselius .... electrician: East Germany
Florian Prinz .... grip
Lars Richter .... additional first assistant camera
Teja Schwede .... additional clapper loader
Janosch Voss .... gaffer
Casting Department
Burkhard Eick .... casting: extras and bit parts
Delia Eick .... casting: extras and bit parts
Johanna Ragwitz .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Julia Beyer .... additional dresser: historic
Editorial Department
Natalie Helgath .... digital colorist
Music Department
David Brandstaetter .... composer: additional score
Stefan Broedner .... music supervisor
Thomas Wanker .... composer: additional score
Other crew
Christopher Berg .... project coordinator: ARRI
Dorothee Hufschmidt .... production coordinator
Regine Otto .... production assistant
Kai Siggelkow .... set runner

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dresden: The Inferno" - International (English title)
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176 min | Finland:144 min (DVD)
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »

Did You Know?

The character of Simon Goldberg was based on diarist and professor Victor Klemperer.See more »
Factual errors: 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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17 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Though being called "Dresden", the city only makes a guest appearance, 8 March 2006
Author: lual from Jena, Germany

Just like Kleiner_Fuchs after watching this movie and other recent Teamworxx productions like "Sturmflut" I thought that, had Cameron not made "Titanic", these people would probably not rely so heavily on the ever repeated formula of a fictional doomed love with a hazardous historical background (though this is by no means a new concept). Contrary to my predecessor I think that in "Titanic" this worked out fine. But this may be mainly because a ship is a so much smaller microcosm than a city and the actual historical figures,though playing minor parts in the story pop up every few minutes.

It might have worked in "Dresden" as well, had not been the focus so strictly on the English pilot and the Mauth family (plus a few scenes with Annas co-worker and her Jewish partner). From what I have read and seen on TV and listened to I have learned that there are so many interesting and heartbreaking actual stories. I think the makers of the movie should have worked more of them in for it was obvious in the movie that the parts that were the most shocking were the ones that were based on real events - just sad, that they were so few of them.

Also, since the movie was so very focused on a love story that obviously not many people cared about, the structure of this mini-series was somehow awkward. Why make a two-parter about the bombing of Dresden if the bombers don't actually leave the ground until the last scene of part one and only reach the city halfway into part two? Had this been cut down by an hour and shown as one 2-hour TV-movie I believe it might have had a greater impact.

Still I give this movie 6 stars, because the final 45 minutes actually do work. Of course, the focus is mainly an Anna and the two men running around in the city with her but there are many touching and horrifying scenes in which we as viewers get a little insight into how terrible and traumatizing it must have been to be at this place in this night. Sure, the actual events were still much worse and to tell survivors after viewing this one understands what it was like in Dresden is insulting, but it is mostly in small scenes like the one where a group of people asks a young soldier to shoot them because nobody will survive this anyhow, that I felt a big lump in my throat and got a better understanding of the horror than in the (arguably well done for a TV production) scenes of the inferno.

Tha final scene in which the rebuilt Frauenkirche is re-inaugurated worked for me. I think I understood a lot better now, after watching this movie, how important the building was for the people of Dresden, and why for many of the survivors it was a symbol of their wounds slowly healing and coming to terms with these traumatizing events.

But as a whole, this movie is not about "Dresden", thus it should not have this title. It is just about a bunch of uninteresting poorly written, cliché-based cardboard characters that are, though being mostly played by very competent actors, so completely unappealing, that they ruin the movie.

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