In Berlin (Germany) in 1941, on the eve of Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, level-headed officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) is full of patriotic fervor as he heads for the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Charlotte (Miriam Stein) is a young nurse in love with Wilhelm who is serving in the Red Cross. Greta (Katherina Schuttler) is an ambitious singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrivh, while her boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) faces a daily struggle for survival as a Jew in an increasingly oppressive regime.
Just a day ago, saw an epic 4.5 hr movie called ” Generation war ” which is a German movie cum mini-series in 3 parts with English subtitles.
More than seven million Germans tuned in to watch its last part which was aired recently.
This second world war mini-series cum film has already caused a debate in German society due to its subject & the historical past/issues it deals with.
It was one of the most interesting and moving stories I have seen recently: superbly acted, gripping and challenging. It kept me glued continuously for 4.5 hrs and the drama and the spectacle was overwhelming.
The moral collapse of Nazi officer Wilhelm Winter was brilliantly captured: it’s rare for an audience not to know, how to respond to a character but there was a fantastic ambiguity to his downfall. Likewise Charly, the volunteer nurse who betrays her Jew colleague & Winter’s brother who contradicts himself by taking part in Nazi excesses, as he gets involved in the war.
The Generation war film director used the narrative freedom wisely and creatively. Being not afraid of the trade-off between emotional depth and politically correct objectivity made this a great viewing.
It makes its audience identify with characters for whom they would usually feel zero empathy. That is a huge achievement. Generation War didn’t ask us to hug a Nazi. It just asked us to imagine what it felt like to be one.
All the 3 parts are available on Youtube /Torrent. Pls download the movie and then watch it. Thanks,