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Generation War 

Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter (original title)
TV-MA | | Action, Drama, History | TV Mini-Series (2013)
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Five friends go out to war and promise each other to be back for Christmas.
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Series cast summary:
...  Wilhelm Winter 3 episodes, 2013
...  Friedhelm Winter 3 episodes, 2013
...  Greta 3 episodes, 2013
...  Charlotte 3 episodes, 2013
...  Viktor Goldstein 3 episodes, 2013
...  Dorn 3 episodes, 2013
...  Hildegard 3 episodes, 2013
...  Dr. Jahn 3 episodes, 2013
...  Oberschwester 3 episodes, 2013
...  Lilja 2 episodes, 2013
...  Hiemer 2 episodes, 2013
...  Alina 2 episodes, 2013
Lucas Gregorowicz ...  Jerzy 2 episodes, 2013
...  Hauptmann Feigl 2 episodes, 2013
Adam Markiewicz ...  Stanislawski 2 episodes, 2013
...  Friedhelms Mutter 2 episodes, 2013
Peter Kremer ...  Vater Winter 2 episodes, 2013
...  Bertok 2 episodes, 2013
...  Schneider 2 episodes, 2013
...  Bartel 2 episodes, 2013
Anne Diemer ...  Dorns Frau 2 episodes, 2013
Karina Plachetka ...  Erika 2 episodes, 2013
Judith Engel ...  Frau Schulze 2 episodes, 2013
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Berlin, 1941. Five friends eager to become heroes in an adventure that will change the face of Europe - and that will forever change them as well. Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm is off to the eastern front with his younger brother Friedhelm, a sensitive dreamer more interested in literature than warfare. Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte, a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Wehrmacht, also on the eastern front. While Greta is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, her Jewish boyfriend Viktor still cannot convince his parents to leave Germany... Valor and courage come to the fore, but also betrayal - of values, beliefs, humanity. Friedhelm turns into a soulless killing machine... Wilhelm deserts his troops and is court-martialed... Charlotte's Nazi ideology crumbles when she betrays a Jewish nurse helping the German army... Greta obtains papers for Viktor's escape by selling herself to an SS colonel. They and millions of ... Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | History | War

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1 March 2013 (Germany)  »

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Generation War  »

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Budget:

€10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,486, 31 January 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$87,116, 23 March 2014
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16 : 9
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Glad to see a German perspective
9 May 2014 | by See all my reviews

I watched this flying to & from LA and had to see it again properly. The series is set very differently than US or British shows and it speaks volumes to the producers & writers even if it offended the Polish (its not a documentary its drama). Many American & British WWII shows are factually incorrect.

To the show the five characters are well portrayed and acted and I liked the pace of the show and that it didn't duck certain issues like the killing of Jewish women & children by the Nazis or the brutality of the Eastern front. It showed how war changes people into something they were not before and how desperate you can become or fatigued. In the end it shows that regardless of nationality their is good & bad in all societies and the power of politicians and senior armed forces personnel over the rest of us and what they can make any of us do is frightening.


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