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Dresden (2006)

A romance between a British pilot hiding in Germany and a German nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of Dresden towards the end of World War 2.

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Stefan Kolditz, Nikolaus Kraemer (idea by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Felicitas Woll ... Anna Mauth
John Light ... Robert Newman
Benjamin Sadler ... Alexander Wenninger
Heiner Lauterbach ... Carl Mauth
Katharina Meinecke Katharina Meinecke ... Magda Mauth
Marie Bäumer ... Maria Goldberg
Kai Wiesinger ... Simon Goldberg
Wolfgang Stumph Wolfgang Stumph ... Pfarrer
Jürgen Heinrich ... Gauleiter Martin Mutschmann
Susanne Bormann ... Eva Mauth
Paul Ready ... William
John Keogh ... Flight Lt. Leslie, Master Bomber
Christian Rodska ... Arthur Harris
Anja Taschenberg Anja Taschenberg ... Grashena
Pip Torrens ... Saundby
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Storyline

Like other TV movies of the production company teamWorx, Dresden (2006) focuses on an extraordinary historic event in connection with a tragic love story of a woman between two men. In January 1945, the young nurse Anna Mauth, working at a hospital in Dresden, becomes engaged to senior physician Benjamin Wenninger. At the same time, an English Lancaster bomber is shot down. The pilot Robert Newman, the only survivor, manages to reach the city severely injured and hides in the hospital's cellar. Anna discovers him incidentally thinking he is a German deserter, but finally decides to help Robert... Written by fippi2000

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Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

The character of Simon Goldberg was based on diarist and professor Victor Klemperer. See more »

Goofs

In the English language version, during the bombing raid early on in the film, the British airmen in the bomber refer to enemy aircraft being at 'oh-eight-hundred hours' and 'oh-twelve-hundred hours'. This is clearly a mistranslation of the usual RAF way to refer to enemies by positions of the clock, in this case eight o'clock or twelve o'clock. See more »

Alternate Versions

A shorter International Version (144 minutes) has been released on DVD at least in Finland, Sweden, Denmark and Hong Kong, while the longer Original Version (176 minutes) has been released on DVD in Germany and USA. Interestingly, it was this longer three-hour version that was broadcast on TV in Finland, despite the fact that the Finnish DVD release is the shorter version. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Neues aus der Anstalt: Jahresabschluss-Therapie (2007) See more »

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Too much romance, too less bombs
30 August 2006 | by agustiSee all my reviews

When you are going to watch a movie called "Dresden", it's logical to think that historical bombing of Dresden must be the main argument in it. Unfortunately in this movie the bombing is almost residual in its plot.

We can see a beautiful (but unbelievable) love story between a British officer of the RAF and a pretty German nurse (all in a few days). No real problem about this, but for my was a disappoint because I waited for something different, for more history and less story.

Finally, bombing of the city happens, of course, but it results no impressive. It was one of the most terrible bombings made in history, but in my opinion this is not reflected in the movie, and this is the main cause of its fail.

Briefing, not a bad movie, but if you want to see a war movie or a disaster movie, try another.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

5 March 2006 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR10,000,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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