Untersharführer Ludwig Herckel (Leone Frisa), devoted and patriotic soldier of the important 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, after having fought in different fronts, ... See full summary »

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Paolo Vaccarino ...
Willi Steiner
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Untersharführer Ludwig Herckel (Leone Frisa), devoted and patriotic soldier of the important 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, after having fought in different fronts, will face the worst battle: against his own thoughts, not for his country, but for his own future. Written by ETO Film Buff

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Leibstandarte: mi honor se llama lealtad  »

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At Kursk, there is a Tiger tank that can be spotted with straight road wheels. The Tiger tank had interweaving road wheels. See more »

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Composed by Alessandro Pepe.
27 Songs for Piano, Orchestra and Choir.
Recorded at MMA Studio and UnderTheRoof Studio.
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Excellent movie from a promising director
15 March 2016 | by (Paris, France) – See all my reviews

The story line is that of a Waffen-SS NCO who is faced with a mounting level of adversity and doubts about his cause. The movie is a sequence of clashes between the Leibstandarte soldiers on both Eastern and Western fronts and a furlough story line. Battles are realistic and there are seemingly a lot of men and materiel involved - it exceeds all expectations, moreover because the movie is produced on a shoe-string budget.

The movie is by no means glamorous about the Waffen-SS or war in general: in the first encounter the main character panics, loses his weapon and his men. Scenes of emotionally distraught and even vomiting soldiers are shown and war crimes (like shooting of POWs) are shown without any excuses. The furlough story line of the arrest of a Jewish woman by the Gestapo seems a token reference to Jewish suffering, but on the other hand it should be glossed over in a movie about the Waffen-SS.

It is the director's first large movie and he manages to entertain the viewer from the beginning to the end on the life and suffering of the common soldier, in this case from the German side. The movie does not contain a real continuous story line, but is more composed a excerpts from the life and death of soldiers with a sufficient level of emotion and excitement to keep the attention of the viewer.


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