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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fritz Reiser
... Hans von Witzland
... Manfred Rohleder 'Rollo'
Sebastian Rudolph ... Gege
... Irina
... General Hentz
... Otto
... Hauptmann Musk
... Edgar
Ferdinand Schuster ... Double Edgar
... HGM
Dieter Okras ... Hauptmann Haller
Zdenek Vencl ... Wölk
Mark Kuhn ... Pflüger
Thorsten Bolloff ... Feldmann
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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

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

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Drama | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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21 January 1993 (Germany)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM 20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,882, 29 May 1995, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$77,848
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original screenplay was written by Christoph Fromm but the producers disagreed with his more realistic direction and had it rewritten. Consequently, Fromm took his name off the film. See more »

Goofs

During the factory battle, the engineers place and light a demolition charge, but the fuse never actually lights. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Archer: White Nights (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Der Hohenfriedberger Marsch
Traditional, W Schwittmann, arranged by Enjott Schneider (as N. J. Schneider)
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Hell Frozen Over
30 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Absorbing, horrendous descent into the nightmare of combat. Focusing on the invading German army (into the Soviet Union) in the second world war, the impact no less awful. These men are enlisted men, who had no more control over their government's criminal actions, than US troops had over their government during the Vietnam War. Or any government sending their military in any war, for that matter. To assume they could belies a certain lack of acquaintance or experience, with the structure of a military organization.

These men are trapped like rats, and survival at any cost, to preserve ones life is paramount. Politics and lofty notions fly out the window, as the veneer of civilized behavior is stripped off.

STALINGRAD is gripping, grotesque, poignant and pitiful in its graphic presentation of war time experience. Highly recommended.


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