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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The soldiers at the award-ceremony receive the "General Assault Badge". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Otto: Welcome to our grave.
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Connections

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Soundtracks

O Tannenbaum
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Traditional tune with lyrics by Ernst Anschütz
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Stalingrad
4 February 2007 | by prundersSee all my reviews

This is a film that I keep coming back to, for a variety of reasons. As a testament to the suffering of the ordinary soldier on the Eastern Front in the Second World War, it is a powerful one. There are a number of very powerful scenes in the film which help to capture the horror of war, such as the tank battle for instance. Furthermore, from what I can see the experiences documented in the film are by and large 'true' - if you read A. Beevor's book 'Stalingrad' you will know what I mean. The film is also successful in the sense that it doesn't allow character or plot to dominate it - it is simply a tale of survival, that attempts to depict the battle mainly from the ordinary (German) soldier's point of view. I've read somewhere that the original screenplay had to be toned down, which doesn't surprise me at all - if they tried to really show what the battle was like, it would have been almost impossible to make I'm sure. Even so, there are still some moments that are difficult to watch - this was made before Private Ryan but is possibly even harder-hitting in places. Just one word of caution - don't buy the dubbed 'English' version, it's pretty awful and spoils the film - try to get a copy in the original (German) version with English subtitles, it's far more powerful. You may need to buy a Region 1 DVD of the film in this case, as I did.


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