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Stalingrad (1993)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 21 January 1993 (Germany)
The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.


Joseph Vilsmaier

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dominique Horwitz ... Fritz Reiser
Thomas Kretschmann ... Hans von Witzland
Jochen Nickel ... Manfred Rohleder 'Rollo'
Sebastian Rudolph Sebastian Rudolph ... Gege
Dana Vávrová ... Irina
Martin Benrath ... General Hentz
Sylvester Groth ... Otto
Karel Hermánek ... Hauptmann Musk
Heinz Emigholz ... Edgar
Ferdinand Schuster Ferdinand Schuster ... Double Edgar
Oliver Broumis ... HGM
Dieter Okras Dieter Okras ... Hauptmann Haller
Zdenek Vencl Zdenek Vencl ... Wölk
Mark Kuhn Mark Kuhn ... Pflüger
Thorsten Bolloff Thorsten Bolloff ... Feldmann


A depiction of the brutal battle of Stalingrad, the Third Reich's 'high water mark', as seen through the eyes of German officer Hans von Witzland and his battalion. Written by Dawn M. Barclift

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Bis zum letzten Mann... (Till the last man)


Drama | War


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German | Russian

Release Date:

21 January 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Stalingrado See more »


Box Office


DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,882, 29 May 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Thomas Kretschmann is featured in both Stalingrad (1993) and Stalingrad (2013). See more »


Towards the end of film a Ju52 drops a single supply parachute. When dropped out of the plane and falling towards ground, it is green, when they recover it on the ground it is white. (In reality the Luftwaffe was first using white parachutes until they realized it is too difficult to spot white parachutes on the snowy ground.) See more »


Unteroffizier Manfred Rohleder: May I ask you something, sir?
Lt. Hans von Witzland: Please. Go ahead.
Unteroffizier Manfred Rohleder: Is this your first time at the front?
Lt. Hans von Witzland: Everyone must start somewhere.
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Featured in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) See more »


Santa Lucia
Traditional, transcribed by Teodoro Cottrau
Heard as the troops leave Italy on the train
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The filmmakers of "Enemy at the Gates" should have seen this.
24 February 2006 | by bergma15@msu.eduSee all my reviews

The film is about the battle of Stalingrad. For those of you who don't know anything about it, it was the worst battle in the Second World War. Over 1 million people died in the course of the battle. This is the only film that I've seen that seems to have actually captured how bad things were in the war between Russia and Germany. What I really liked about it is that the two ideologies (Nazism and Communism) were nowhere in the film. Unlike most American films, the Germans are not seen as blood thirsty murderers, but what the average German foot soldier was, a person.

The film revolves around four soldiers fighting in Stalingrad. They were transferred there to try and take the city. The film follows these men from August of 1942 to early 1943. During this time, they learn about the horrors of war and try to find a way out of the battle.

Through the entire film, one feels the desperation of the entire battle. Unlike "Enemy at the Gates" the film makers didn't try to put some sappy love story or dress up factual occurrences of the battle. This film may be fiction, but it conveys what happened in the bloodiest battle in World War II.

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