IMDb > "The Unknown War" (1978)

"The Unknown War" (1978) More at IMDbPro »TV mini-series 1978-


Overview

User Rating:
8.1/10   145 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 67% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writer:
Rod McKuen (script adaptation)
Contact:
View company contact information for The Unknown War on IMDbPro.
Seasons:
1
Release Date:
22 June 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Documentary film history of the Nazi-Soviet conflict in world War II. Full summary »
Plot Keywords:
NewsDesk:
DVD Playhouse--May 2011
 (From The Hollywood Interview. 9 May 2011, 12:13 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Fabulous Footage - Cautious Commentary See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast [1])

Burt Lancaster ... Himself (unknown episodes)

Series Directed by
Roman Karmen (unknown episodes, 1978)
Isaac Kleinerman (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Rod McKuen (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Isaac Kleinerman .... executive producer (unknown episodes)
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
1040 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Produced with Soviet cooperation after the release of The World at War, which the soviet government felt paid insufficient attention to their part in World War II. Released in 1978, The Unknown War, sympathetic to the Soviet struggle against Nazi Germany, was quickly withdrawn from TV airings after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
4 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Fabulous Footage - Cautious Commentary, 12 June 2011
Author: petrujr from United States

I'm a bit of a Sovietologist and have not seen an English language documentary that contains better film footage than this one. It is unfortunate that the commentary was controlled by the late 1970's era Soviet Communist party apparatus (others say Brezhnev, but he was too far gone to have really personally controlled the script). Obviously it's easier to know now - post Soviet Union - what the real history was compared to the 70's, but even then, it's hard to see how a western TV production could accept the "facts" as stated in the script.

Be aware, the footage is very graphic and you will be shocked at the carnage and amazed at the amount of punishment and pain the Soviet peoples went thru to recover from the Nazi's surprise invasion to their heroic victory.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (14 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for "The Unknown War" (1978)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
My Private War "Cold War" As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me The Berlin Airlift: First Battle of the Cold War Fortress of War
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Episode guide Full cast and crew Company credits
External reviews News articles IMDb TV section
IMDb Documentary section IMDb Soviet Union section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.

You may add a new episode for this TV series by clicking the 'add episode' button