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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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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

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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Drama | War

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Trivia

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

Goofs

Early on while the soldiers are playing cards in the train one of them has a tattoo of the emblem of the German football club FC Schalke 04 on his upper arm. This version of the emblem has not been introduced by the club until 1956. See more »

Quotes

One German foot soldier: Where are the horses?
Another German foot soldier: We're the horses!
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Dunkle Nacht
Traditional / M. Razdozskaya
Performed by Andrej Kucharsky
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User Reviews

90'S VERSION OF 08/15, BUT WORTH A VIEW
3 September 1999 | by J. SteedSee all my reviews

Well-meant attempt to depict the events concerning the battle of Stalingrad, though the individuals Vilsmaier concentrates on, remain - due to his direction - too far away from the viewer to have him/her really involved and the result is that the drama of the war is never really felt. Thus the film's last and symbolic shot is devoid of a deeper meaning, Thè anti-war film based on the Stalingrad event - as Vilsmaier has clearly given himself as task - is never established. An anti-war film it may be, but "die Brücke" by Bernhard Wicki still has far more impact. It also noteworthy that the film concentrates on the German soldiers only and hardly shows anything on the Russian side.

Moreover as far as the political side is concerned the film never surpasses the level of the 08/15 films by Paul May: it is simple in its division between the politically "good" and "bad" soldier, finding the latter in the higher ranks only, while the lower and lowest in rank are basically decent people; the soldier is just another victim of the regime. Compare this, if you have ever the opportunity, to what 6 German ex-soldiers tell about their experiences at the Russian front in the documentary "Mein Krieg" by Harriet Eder and Thomas Kufus (q.v.). I certainly do not want to suggest that Vilsmaier excuses the war (or worse), but he does not succeed in incorporating the socio-political situation, if he had ever the intention to do so..

There are surely impressive scenes (short truce in the plant; attack of Russian tanks, shooting of Russian civilians e.g.) and the battle scenes ar extremely well choreographed; the cinematography is sometimes stunning. But on the minus side: the cast is never more than average and the music is heavy handed.

In short: despite elementary shortcomings, certainly worth a view.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | Russian

Release Date:

21 January 1993 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

DEM20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,882, 29 May 1995

Gross USA:

$152,972

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$152,972
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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