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Stalingrad 

The World War 2 Battle of Stalingrad from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.
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Albrecht Appelt Albrecht Appelt ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2003
Gerhard Dengler Gerhard Dengler ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2003
Luzia Kollak Luzia Kollak ...  Herself 3 episodes, 2003
Hans Rostewitz Hans Rostewitz ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2003
Heinz Thomas Heinz Thomas ...  Himself 3 episodes, 2003
Bob van Tol Bob van Tol ...  Dutch commentary 3 episodes, 2003
Winrich Behr Winrich Behr ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Lew Bezymenskij Lew Bezymenskij ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Raissa Galtschenko Raissa Galtschenko ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2003
Manfred Gusovius Manfred Gusovius ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Fjodor Iltschenko Fjodor Iltschenko ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Heinz Kreutz Heinz Kreutz ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Günter Mai Günter Mai ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Heinz Martin Heinz Martin ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Hans Mroczinski Hans Mroczinski ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Horst Rocholl Horst Rocholl ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Günter Schröder Günter Schröder ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Hans-Erdmann Schönbeck Hans-Erdmann Schönbeck ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Doris Sicker Doris Sicker ...  Herself 2 episodes, 2003
Wolf-Dietrich von Schenk zu Tautenburg Wolf-Dietrich von Schenk zu Tautenburg ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
Ferdinand Wiedemeyer Ferdinand Wiedemeyer ...  Himself 2 episodes, 2003
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The World War 2 Battle of Stalingrad from the initial attack to the repatriation of the survivors after the war.

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German | Russian

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2003 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Stalingrad - Der Angriff, der Kessel, der Untergang See more »

Filming Locations:

Volgograd, Russia

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EUR1,500,000 (estimated)
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During the 3 episodes a number of letters are read by the narrator and some actors in order to portray different soldiers and civilians from both sides. But in fact, all the excerpts came from letters of German soldiers. The nationality of some people who wrote the letters and sometimes even the gender had been changed. See more »

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Riveting
5 October 2010 | by chris-seditionSee all my reviews

First, I'll just get a few short comings of this work out of the way.

(a) It helps if you know something about the battle before watching this documentary. You -might- feel a little lost in the bigger-picture sense without such knowledge.

(b) Those looking for an in-depth military analysis of the battle should look elsewhere. This film is brilliant in its ability to capture the experience of war, not the theory behind it. Hence, there are not a lot of maps, etc. in this movie.

(c) Sometimes the film can be a but redundant.

So, now that all of that is out of the way, on to the good stuff. What really makes this film shine is the first-person accounts by people who were actually there, and lived through it. Both ex-German and Russian soldiers are interviewed, along with Russian civilians. It is said that a soldier only really experiences war in the 1000 feet that is around him. If that is true, then this film is a horrifying, moving, and amazing account of those 1000 feet. It also abuts the historical-drama movie by the same name. The two are really worth watching in tandem. This is a bottom-up account of Stalingrad that illuminates the experiences of the common foot soldier, which is often a story not heard from the German side of things. I really feel this is "must see" for anyone with even a remote interest in WWII.


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