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Die Männer der Emden (2012)

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When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey.

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Maria von Plettenberg
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Hellmuth von Mücke
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Maat Kluthe
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Gouverneur of Cocos Islands
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Neutralitätsoffizier Vandenberg
Matthias Schloo ...
Manfred von Manstein
Christian Näthe ...
Matrose Kolkmann
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Friedrich von Schulau
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Dr. Bartel
Verena Plangger ...
Elisabeth von Plettenberg
David Winter ...
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When their ship is sunk in the first world war, in the Indian ocean, 50 men have to cross infinite stretches of sea and desert, avoid enemies, find allies and finally make it home to Germany. A breathtaking real-live odyssey.

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Based on the true story of 50 German sailors who went on an incredible journey of 10.000 miles in 1914

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31 January 2013 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

13.000 Kilometer - Die Männer der Emden  »

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€9,000,000 (estimated)
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Shooting in Tunisia which was scheduled for January and February 2011 was almost canceled due to the outbreak of revolution in the country. Fortunately the situation cooled down quickly enough and shooting could take place as planned. See more »

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nice movie with an exciting story
5 February 2013 | by (Bonn, Germany) – See all my reviews

If you are fed up with pathetic world war movies but still like heroic war sagas -and don't mind Germans being the heroes- this one might be just for you. The story is good for a relaxing evening given you like dramatic and adventurous moments. The pictures are nice, though at times, you may feel that the scenery appears rather cheap with only a few wide-angle takes. Most ships are noticeably CGI. Sometimes, I thought the writer put too much story in the 2h running time. But considering that the plot is based on real events it probably had to be that way in order to seem sound. Anyway, I did not notice any real flaws and enjoyed my time very much.


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