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Hindenburg (2011)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  6 February 2011 (Germany)
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About the supposed conspiracy that led to the catastrophic deadly crash of the Hindeburg zeppelin in 1937.

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Maximilian Simonischek ...
Merten Kröger
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Jennifer van Zandt
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Edward van Zandt
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Helen van Zandt
Hinnerk Schönemann ...
Alfred Sauter
Justus von Dohnányi ...
Max Kaufmann
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Gilles Broca
Christiane Paul ...
Anna Kerner
Pierre Besson ...
Gottfried Kerner
Alicia von Rittberg ...
Gisela Kerner
Marvin Bockers ...
Eric Kerner
Wotan Wilke Möhring ...
Karl Erdmann
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Paul Erdmann
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Fritz Rittenberg
Heiner Lauterbach ...
Hugo Eckener
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About the supposed conspiracy that led to the catastrophic deadly crash of the Hindeburg zeppelin in 1937.

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In the Lakehurst scenes, a European two-note emergency-vehicle horn alarm is heard rather than the American wailing siren. Two-note alarms were unknown in America in 1938. See more »

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Version of The Hindenburg (1975) See more »

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How to waste 10 Million Euros...
8 February 2011 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

The Hindenburg disaster had interested me for years and there have been a number of good documentary features as well as a quite decent Hollywood movie. Now, RTL Germany wanted to impress its viewers with a 10 Million Euro spectacle of the tragic disaster - mixed with a lot of drama, suspense and love of course. What sounds quite intriguing at first quickly unfolds to a beginners guide on how to waste 10 Million Euros.

In the first minute of the film I was amazed, that the opening titles already contained the best images of the Zeppelin SFX Explosion - a thing which I would have saved for the very last. Then, the viewer has to endure annoying E-Guitar music for the first few scenes. This film is supposed to be set in 1937 so the musical choice is a definite let-down right from the start and continues to bother me as a viewer in repetitive manner.

The cast of the US-German production mainly consists of well-known German actors and internationally renowned names like Greta Scacchi, Stacy Keach and Lauren Lee Smith. Despite a good line-up of actors, the characters can only be described as boring and stereotypical which hints to a poor and uninspired script.

Although the plot is supposedly built around the Hindenburg disaster, the viewer is dragged for 3 long hours through an almost ridiculous storyline with a few twists and turns that eventually lead up to the films climax. The initial idea behind the script is good and would have made quite a nice 2 hour feature film - but not more.

My conclusion after having seen the entire film is simple: Too much dramatization, weak characters, a bad musical score but still nice Special and Visual effects. Nevertheless, effects don't necessarily make a good movie and giving a tragedy like the Hindenburg explosion the modern day "Disaster-Movie-Treatment" the way it was done here can only be considered as shameless and embarrassing.


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