Category:German war films
Pages in category "German war films"
The following 99 pages are in this category, out of 99 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 99 pages are in this category, out of 99 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. War film – War film is a film genre concerned with warfare, typically about naval, air, or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama. It has been associated with the 20th century. The fateful nature of battle scenes means that war films often end with them, themes explored include combat, survival and escape, sacrifice, the futility and inhumanity of battle, the effects of war on society, and the moral and human issues raised by war. War films are categorized by their milieu, such as the Korean War. The stories told may be fiction, historical drama, or biographical, critics have noted similarities between the Western and the war film. Subgenres, not necessarily distinct, include anti-war, comedy, animated, propaganda, the war film genre is not necessarily tightly defined, the American Film Institute, for example, speaks of films to grapple with the Great War without attempting to classify these. However, some directors and critics have offered at least tentative definitions, the director Sam Fuller defined the genre by saying that a war film’s objective, no matter how personal or emotional, is to make a viewer feel war. However, Neale notes, films set in the American Civil War or the American Indian Wars of the 19th century were called war films in the time before the First World War, the film scholar Kathryn Kane points out some similarities between the war film genre and the Western. Both genres use opposing concepts like war and peace, civilization, james Clarke notes the similarity between a Western like Sam Peckinpahs The Wild Bunch and war-movie escapades like The Dirty Dozen. They take place in the combat zones of World War II, against the established enemies, on the ground. They contain many repeated events, such as mail call, all presented visually with appropriate uniforms, equipment and she argues that the combat film is not a subgenre but the only genuine kind of war film. This in turn pushes combat scenes to the ends of war films. Not all critics agree, either, that war films must be about 20th century wars, the costliest war in U. S. history in terms of American life, this war has been the subject of, or the backdrop to, numerous films, documentaries and mini-series. One of the earliest films using the Civil War as its subject was D. W. Griffiths 1910 silent picture, The Fugitive. Some films such as Gettysburg focused on a battle during the war, or even on a single incident, like the French short film. Others like the 1993 miniseries North and South spanned the entire breadth of the war, some films deal with the human aspects of the war, such as The Red Badge of Courage, or Shenandoah, on the tragedy that the war inflicted on the civilian population. Ken Burnss The Civil War is the most watched documentary in the history of PBS, the first war films come from the Spanish–American War of 1898. Short actualities – documentary film-clips – included Burial of the Maine Victims, Blanket-Tossing of a New Recruit and these non-combat films were accompanied by reenactments of fighting, such as of Theodore Roosevelts Rough Riders in action against the Spanish, staged in the United States
2. Germany – Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a federal parliamentary republic in central-western Europe. It includes 16 constituent states, covers an area of 357,021 square kilometres, with about 82 million inhabitants, Germany is the most populous member state of the European Union. After the United States, it is the second most popular destination in the world. Germanys capital and largest metropolis is Berlin, while its largest conurbation is the Ruhr, other major cities include Hamburg, Munich, Cologne, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf and Leipzig. Various Germanic tribes have inhabited the northern parts of modern Germany since classical antiquity, a region named Germania was documented before 100 AD. During the Migration Period the Germanic tribes expanded southward, beginning in the 10th century, German territories formed a central part of the Holy Roman Empire. During the 16th century, northern German regions became the centre of the Protestant Reformation, in 1871, Germany became a nation state when most of the German states unified into the Prussian-dominated German Empire. After World War I and the German Revolution of 1918–1919, the Empire was replaced by the parliamentary Weimar Republic, the establishment of the national socialist dictatorship in 1933 led to World War II and the Holocaust. After a period of Allied occupation, two German states were founded, the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Democratic Republic, in 1990, the country was reunified. In the 21st century, Germany is a power and has the worlds fourth-largest economy by nominal GDP. As a global leader in industrial and technological sectors, it is both the worlds third-largest exporter and importer of goods. Germany is a country with a very high standard of living sustained by a skilled. It upholds a social security and universal health system, environmental protection. Germany was a member of the European Economic Community in 1957. It is part of the Schengen Area, and became a co-founder of the Eurozone in 1999, Germany is a member of the United Nations, NATO, the G8, the G20, and the OECD. The national military expenditure is the 9th highest in the world, the English word Germany derives from the Latin Germania, which came into use after Julius Caesar adopted it for the peoples east of the Rhine. This in turn descends from Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz popular, derived from *þeudō, descended from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂- people, the discovery of the Mauer 1 mandible shows that ancient humans were present in Germany at least 600,000 years ago. The oldest complete hunting weapons found anywhere in the world were discovered in a mine in Schöningen where three 380, 000-year-old wooden javelins were unearthed
3. 4 Days in May – 4 days in May is a war drama film directed by Achim von Borries. The film was released on August 9,2011, at the Locarno Film Festival and it is one of the last days before the capitulation of the German army in May 1945. The setting is the Baltic coast in Pomerania, a unit of the Soviet army, comprising seven people and led by a captain nicknamed Gorynych by his companions, has left for reconnaissance and observation of the movements of the retreating Germans. The group is housed in a building, a shelter for orphaned girls. A German Army Wehrmacht detachment was situated close by, waiting transport for evacuation by sea to Denmark, both parties understand that the war is almost over, they do not want to engage each other and choose to wait things out. But resistance is not over for a teenage orphan Peter, who was indoctrinated in the no surrender tradition of National Socialism, Soviet intelligence officers disarm him and patiently try to neutralize his youthful aggression. On May 8,1945, Victory in Europe Day, a Soviet major who is commander of the division includes the reconnaissance unit. He was drunk on the occasion of Germanys capitulation, the major tries to rape one of the German girls, but the captain disarms him and stops the attempt. Wishing to eliminate witnesses of his indecent behavior, the said that the enemy, in disguise, infiltrated the building. The German detachment did not surrender but came to rescue the children, then they made provisions for the safe withdrawal of the orphans on a fishing launch to Denmark. Alexei Guskov, the producer and the actor, based the screenplay on a work by Dmitry Faust. The author, telling the story of Marshal of the Soviet Union, K. Moskalenko, scouts prevented the drunken major - a tank officer - from raping a German girl. The plausibility of the story was supported by its publication in the prestigious Russian historical illustrated magazine Rodina, however, the same journalcontained an article by Boris Sokolov, in which he called into question the authenticity of the political report quoted by Dmitry Faust. Wendt Angelina Henchy as Anna Petra Kelling as patroness of the shelter Special Jury Award, For courage and humanism, the information in this article is based on that in its Russian equivalent. The magazine Around the World №5,2006, official website 4 Days in May at the Internet Movie Database Card for 4 days in May in the public register of films MC RF
4. 08/15 (film series) – 08/15 is a 1954–55 West German film trilogy directed by Paul May and based on the novel 08/15 by Hans Hellmut Kirst who also served as the films screenwriter. The term 08/15 refers to the German Armys standard machine gun, the 08/15, by far and it was manufactured in such large quantities that it became the German Army slang for anything that was standard issue. The film follows the story of Private Asch, a German soldier in World War II, the film title implies that Asch, and the soldiers under his command, were unostentatious characters deployed on the Eastern Front. Although Asch is never identified with the Americans – indeed, in the film of the trilogy. Armchair Warriors, Heroic Postures in the West German War Film, screening War, Perspectives on German Suffering. Screen Cultures, German Film and the Visual, 08/15 at the Internet Movie Database
5. The Adventures of Werner Holt (film) – The Adventures of Werner Holt is a 1965 East German drama film directed by Joachim Kunert. Holt recalls the last two years of his life, his meeting with Wolzow, their conscription, his experience as an assistant in an anti-aircraft battery, after that, he realized that his fathers claims about millions of people being murdered in the concentration camps were true. As the Soviets attack, Wolzow orders his soldiers to hold to the last man. Holt flees, only to hear that his friend was accused of treason by an SS blocking detachment. He arrives in time to see Wolzow hanged, enraged, Holt grabs a machine-gun and mows down the executioners. Wolzow Martin Flörchinger - Attorney Gomulka Helga Göring - Mrs. Gomulka Ingeborg Ottmann - Mrs, the film sold more than three million tickets in East Germany alone, and was well received in the Soviet Union. It was one of the relatively few DEFA pictures to be released in West Germany, director Joachim Kunert, writer Claus Küchenmeister and cinematographer Rolf Sohre all won the National Prize of East Germany, 2nd Class, on 6 October 1965. The film was selected as the best film of the year by the readers of the magazine Junge Welt. In addition, It was granted an Honorary Medal in the 1966 Carthage Film Festival, on 6 February 1965, the National Zeitung columnist Hartmut Albrect wrote that the picture contained extraordinary, well-made scenes that convey deeper messages than those immediately noticed. Günter Sobe from the Berliner Zeitung dubbed the picture as remarkably authentic that has a powerful effect, critic Ulrich Gregor praised Kunerts decision to split the plot into two storylines in order to deal with the chronological inconsistency of Nolls book. The German International Film Lexicon described the picture as one that causes shock, anke Pinkert, too, viewed it as a picture that dealt with the issue of in a more realistic manner than previous works. James Chapman wrote that the flashbacks and the techniques employed by the director enabled Kunert to present a fully rounded protagonist. Daniela Berghan included the film among DEFAs Anti-Fascist classics, authors Antonin and Miera Liehm classified it as one the army epics, a genre that used the setting of the German military to convey strong criticism of the countrys militaristic tradition. In 1996, The Adventures of Werner Holt was selected by a commission of historians, the Adventures of Werner Holt at the Internet Movie Database Original poster on filmportal. de