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  (in credits order)

Joan Allen ... Narrator (voice)
E. Randol Schoenberg ... Himself
Maria Altmann ... Herself
Wolfgang Fischer ... Himself
Jonathan Petropoulos ... Himself
Kenneth Lindsay ... Himself
Lynn Nicholas ... Herself
Nancy Yeide ... Herself
Gottfried Toman ... Himself
S. Laine Faison ... Himself
Andrej Kamienski ... Himself
Maria Osterwa Czekaj ... Herself
Monika Kuhnke ... Herself
Count Adam Zamoyski ... Himself
Vincent Pomarède ... Himself
Alain Pasquier ... Himself
Frédérique Hébrard ... Herself
Claude Delibes ... Herself
Isabelle le Masne de Chermont ... Herself
David Carroll ... Himself
Annette Wieviorka ... Herself
Hilda Läpple ... Herself
Mikhail Piotrovsky ... Himself
Evgeny Ukhnalev ... Himself
Young Oak Kim ... Himself (as Col. Young Oak Kim)
Mario Forlino ... Himself
Ersilia Gradini ... Herself
Charles Parkhurst ... Himself
Bernard Taper ... Himself
William Keller ... Himself
Enrico Nelli Feruci ... Himself
Clara Baracchini ... Herself (as Dr. Clara Baracchini)
Giampiero Lucchesi ... Himself

Nikolay Gubenko ... Himself
Harry Wttlinger ... Himself
Leonard Malamut ... Himself (as Dr. Leonard Malamut)
Craig Hugh Smyth ... Himself
Rolf Rossmeisl ... Himself
Mikhail Shvydkoi ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dwight D. Eisenhower ... Himself (archive footage)

Hermann Göring ... Himself (archive footage)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage)

Franklin D. Roosevelt ... Himself (archive footage)
Albert Speer ... Himself (archive footage)

Directed by
Richard Berge 
Bonni Cohen 
Nicole Newnham 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Berge  written by
Bonni Cohen  written by
Jon Else  additional writer
Nicole Newnham  written by
Lynn Nicholas  book (as Lynn H. Nicholas)

Produced by
Sergei Beck .... field producer
Richard Berge .... producer
Bonni Cohen .... executive producer
Bonni Cohen .... producer
David Davis .... executive producer: Oregon Public Broadcasting
Linda Davis .... associate producer (as Linda Davis Garkow)
Robert M. Edsel .... co-producer
Alexander Kandaurov .... field producer
Uschi Koch-Bagli .... field producer
Monica Lam .... associate producer
Manon Lichtenberg .... field producer
Daniel McKinney .... associate producer
Nicole Newnham .... producer
Maria Cecilia Piti .... field producer
Sabine Ranft .... associate producer
Victoria Riccabona .... field producer
Camille Servan-Schreiber .... field producer
Jon Shenk .... producer: Actual Films
Caria Tomczykowska .... field producer
Original Music by
Marco D'Ambrosio 
Cinematography by
Jon Shenk (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Josh Peterson 
Sound Department
Daniel Brooks .... sound recordist
Ray Day .... additional sound
Doug Dunderdale .... additional sound
Claudia Katayanagi .... additional sound
James Lebrecht .... post-production sound: Berkeley Sound Artists (as James LeBrecht)
David Mehlman .... additional sound
Peter Miller .... additional sound
Dan Olmsted .... post-production sound: Berkeley Sound Artists
Dave Rainey .... additional sound (as David Rainey)
Paul Rusnak .... additional sound
Andrei Ryakhovsky .... additional sound
Bob Silverthorne .... additional sound
Victor Smirmov .... additional sound
Tami Stepanek .... location sound
J.T. Takagi .... additional sound
Patti Tauscher .... post-production sound: Berkeley Sound Artists
Neil Cedar .... narration recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Kevin Ang .... motion graphic artist: *ontheflyfilms
Brent Bishop .... motion graphic artist: *ontheflyfilms
Steve Kuo .... motion graphic artist: *ontheflyfilms
Dylan Nolfi .... motion graphic artist: *ontheflyfilms
Steve Ogden .... motion graphic artist: *ontheflyfilms
Ross Thomas .... motion graphic artist: *ontheflyfilms
Gregory Tuzin .... motion graphic artist: *ontheflyfilms (as Greg Tuzin)
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Bloodwell .... grip
Robert Elfstrom .... additional camera (as Bob Elfstrom)
Don Lenzer .... additional camera
Claus Mayan .... grip
Justin Schein .... additional camera
Martin Stepánek .... additional camera (as Martin Stepanek)
Peter Vodolazhsky .... grip
Kirill Yakovlev .... grip
Justin Schein .... additional cinematographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Michelle Cabalu .... assistant editor
Peter Eggers .... on-line services: Video Arts
Michael Endlich .... on-line services: Video Arts
Ed Rudolph .... colorist
Chris Shelley .... on-line services: Video Arts
Jon Vargo .... on-line services: Video Arts
David O. Weissman .... on-line services: Video Arts
Music Department
Terri D'Ambrosio .... score supervisor: MarcoCo
Scott Johnson .... music editor
Prague Philharmonic .... musicians: original score recirded by
Jeremy Winstead .... music copyist
Ted Hinckley .... music score contractor (uncredited)
Other crew
Sergei Beck .... archival research
Richard Berge .... archive supervisor
Marina Bianchi .... translator: Tigerfish
Aaron Brookner .... production assistant
Oxana Chumak .... translator: Tigerfish
Marcus Davies .... production assistant
Linda Davis .... archival research (as Linda Davis Garkow)
Jon Else .... advisor
Elena Franchi .... archival research
Andrzej Jakulowski .... archival research
Bill Johnson .... production assistant
Katia Kalashnikova .... translator: Tigerfish
Alexander Kandaurov .... archival research
Andrzej Lewandowski .... archive research
Monica Nagele-Dreher .... archival research
Lynn Nicholas .... advisor (as Lynn H. Nicholas)
Lynn Nicholas .... archival research (as Lynn H. Nicholas)
Alex Nicolini .... production assistant
Jonathan Petropoulos .... advisor
Severing Rofi .... archival research (as Severine Roffi)
Bonnie Rowan .... archival research (as Bonnie G. Rowan)
Camille Servan-Schreiber .... archival research
Petr Stepanek .... technical coordinator
Caria Tomczykowska .... translator: Tigerfish
David Urban .... production assistant
Gerhard Weinberg .... advisor
Joey Xanders .... office manager

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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Giving Documentaries a Good Name, 28 July 2007
Author: Stilba from San Francisco/Sioux Falls

I have just returned from this film and am another satisfied customer. It always feels a bit strange going to the cinema to see a documentary, but docs always turn out to be so much better and more fulfilling than the blockbusters. A real whirlwind of emotions, the Rape of Europa is something in which everyone living in the western world has a stake. The destructive force of war on human beings and those things which are crucial to our humanity, our art, is put into a perspective that is about as balanced as we can hope to get. Many positive things I would say have already been said, so I will offer one criticism: the city of Dresden, once called the "Florence on the Elbe," was not mentioned in the film. As perhaps the worst bombed city of the war, and a city which had no military value whatsoever but was of incalculable worth culturally, I felt this was a major omission. Of course, the film covered an amazing amount of ground, and the Dresden bombing remains a touchy subject for many, so I can comprehend the constraints of time and the need to avoid charged tangents. However, as someone who has lived in that city (many parts of which remained ruins until only recently), I still would have liked to have heard it mentioned. That said, the film was wonderful on a whole. If only everything they showed in the cinemas were half as good.

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