Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well. Level-headed, highly decorated officer ... See full summary »
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
Thomas Bo Larsen,
Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well. Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm is off to the eastern front with his younger brother Friedhelm, a sensitive dreamer more interested in literature than warfare. Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte, a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Wehrmacht, also on the eastern front. While Greta is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, her Jewish boyfriend Viktor still cannot convince his parents to leave Germany... Valor and courage come to the fore, but also betrayal - of values, beliefs, humanity. Friedhelm turns into a soulless killing machine... Wilhelm deserts his troops and is court-martialed... Charlotte's Nazi ideology crumbles when she betrays a Jewish nurse helping the German army... Greta obtains papers for Viktor's escape by selling herself to an SS colonel. They and millions of ... Written by
Producer of "Generation War" Apologizes to the Polish People
For all those who were unaware of the anti-Polish, and highly controversial elements of this production, the film's German producer, Nico Hofmann, has apologised as follows:
Nico Hofmann said: "It was a mistake not to consult with Polish historians this is a lesson for me. I am sorry we offended the Polish people."
Internet Reference: http://www.krakowpost.com/article/7632
I trust that you will allow Nico Hofmann's apology to be repeated here, as it clearly shows that the film does depict the Poles in incorrect and unjustified ways. Please paste that internet link into a web browser, and read the whole article to get more comprehensive information.
And while there will be some sympathy for any people caught up in a war, it wasn't the Poles who elected the Nazi's to power. And pretty much everyone will have been aware that 3 Million Polish Jews died in these atrocities, but much less well known is that an additional 3 Million non-Jewish Poles also died at the hands of the German Nazis, aided by the Soviet Russians.
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