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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.

Director:

Joseph Vilsmaier
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Russian

Release Date:

21 January 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Stalingrado See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

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

General Hentz: To sum it up, gentlemen... we're in deep shit.
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Connections

Referenced in La guerra en el cine (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Santa Lucia
(uncredited)
Traditional, transcribed by Teodoro Cottrau
Heard as the troops leave Italy on the train
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Glad I wasn't there!
12 November 2004 | by tgs333See all my reviews

'The Finest Ambition of the Solider is to prevent war from ever happening, but it has always been out of their hands. It is in the hands of men whom they do not even know.' Saving Private Ryan, Das Boots, Thin Red Line, When We Were soldiers…. then there is Stalingrad! A perfect masterpiece. The acting and filming in this movie is top notch! I also think the music in this movie is great and fits the movie perfectly. Stalingrad holds no punches back in depicting the siege of Stalingrad by the German Army… and ultimately their defeat in the cold bitter Russian winter! As far as a 'war' movie goes, I would give honors to Stalingrad over Saving Private Ryan and even Liberal Hollywood's take on the siege of Stalingrad (from the Soviet point of view): Enemy At The Gates. Saving Private Ryan, though a great film, just doesn't bring the horror of war down to the common foot solider as accurately as Stalingrad. Enemy At The Gates is simply an awful movie. Of course with such a movie will come a lot of political overtones. I'll make just a few comments here. One, I am very thankful the allies won World War II. Secondly, when I think of 'Nazis', I think of Hitler and all of his cronies and all the evil villains who executed the millions of innocent Jews in the concentration camps. I believe a majority of Americans believe this way. The German soldiers fighting on the front(s) were simply following orders and bravely fought in this War as did the American, Russians and British soldiers… and to each was their own personal Hell. The sad fact about Stalingrad, in watching this movie, is that all of this really happened. Men froze and starve to death… millions of people were killed and generations were lost. Basically, this is a good War movie that ends with no heroism and accurately portrays the horror of war for the common man regardless of witch uniform they are wearing. 'Freedom is just a word until you lose it.'


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