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Der Untergang der Pamir (2006)

The Story of the German Sail-School Ship Pamir that sunk in a hurricane.


Kaspar Heidelbach


Fritz Müller-Scherz (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
Klaus J. Behrendt Klaus J. Behrendt ... Acki Lüders (Bootsmann)
Miroslav Milanovic Miki Miroslav Milanovic Miki ... Sailor on Ship
Jan Josef Liefers ... Hans Ewald - 1. Offizier
Dietmar Bär ... Klaus Nissen
Karlos Klaumannsmoller ... Sailor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peter Becker
Volker Bruch ... Bernd Russek
Peter Clös Peter Clös ... Schaffner
Ciro de Chiara ... Gonzales
Johanna Gastdorf ... Moni Lange
Ulrike Grote ... Freya von Krempin
Lars Gärtner ... Verkehrsflugzeugcopilot
Florian Jahr Florian Jahr ... Dirk Petermann
Christian Kahrmann ... Uwe Brehme
Marlon Kittel ... Josef Pütz


Kaspar Heidelbach's two-part drama focuses on the 1957 sinking of the Pamir, a German sailing ship, from the angle of three crew members. After his wife's death, former sailor Acki Lüders decides to sign up on the Pamir, whose first officer is his good friend Hans Ewald. As Captain Ludwig Lewerenz's ways of treating and educating the young crew are very strict, the three men have an often strained relationship. When the shipping company puts pressure on Lewerenz after problems in Bueno Aires, he decides to sail although the ship isn't stable... Written by fippi2000

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During the shooting, 'Jan Josef Liefers', Herbert Knaup and other crew members were nearly killed by a falling lifeboat. See more »

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Another bad TV History Drama
26 November 2006 | by robocut1See all my reviews

Like the bombing of Dresden or the great flood of Hamburg, the sinking of the Pamir gives the background for a 3 hour German TV production. The usual love story, the usual bad guy, the usual heroes. The plot is not historically correct, more fiction than facts. The sinking of the Pamir was a real event, 80 sailors died. They should have used a fictional ship for a fictional story. The producers tried very hard to include something for everybody and the result is a bad compromise. The weather on the outside scenes and even the special effects storm sequences almost never fits the situation. Why still 4 out of 10? Because most of the actors deliver a good performance. If you want to see a wet movie try "Das Boot" or "Perfect Storm" and don't waste your time with "Pamir".

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17 November 2006 (Germany) See more »

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A Pamír tragédiája See more »

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