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Die Gustloff (2008)

German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945.

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Hellmut Kehding
Valerie Niehaus ...
Erika Galetschky
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Harald Kehding
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Lilli Simoneit
Michael Mendl ...
Kapitän Johannsen
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Korvettenkapitän Petri
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Korvettenkapitän Leonberg
Nicolas Solar Lozier ...
Heinz Schön
Detlev Buck ...
Hagen Koch
Ulrike Kriener ...
Berta Burkat
Alexander Held ...
Escher (as Gerald Alexander Held)
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Refugee
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Fähnrich
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Adjutant von Leonberg
Ines Borkowski ...
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Joseph Vilsmaier's two-part TV movie focuses on the tragic events surrounding the sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff, a German passenger ship, at the end of World War II. On 30 January 1945, Captain Hellmuth Kehding was in charge of the ship, evacuating wounded soldiers and civilians trapped by the Red Army. Soon after leaving the harbor of Danzig, it was hit by three torpedoes from the Soviet submarine and sank in less than an hour... Written by fippi2000

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The German ship MV Wilhelm Gustloff was sunk on January 30th 1945 by the Soviet submarine S-13, a Stalinets-class submarine of the Soviet Navy, commanded by Soviet naval captain Alexander Ivanovich Marinesko.For this feat captain Marinesko received the Soviet Order of the Red Banner and was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union (posthumously, in May 1990). See more »

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A Sensational Film!
28 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

And by "sensational" I mean "over-dramatic" and "too sentimental."

Read Gunter Grass' Crabwalk or watch the original film Nacht fiel über Gotenhafen for a much more critical, and thereby realistic, depiction of the worst maritime disaster in recorded history. Tanja Dückers Celestial Bodies does a pretty good job as well.

Hollywood-caliber films that attempt to make a blockbuster out of tragedy will never succeed to capture the full complexity of reality!! Still, the only attempt in almost 50 years and the second of all time...

so D- for effort.


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