Best films on Nazi Germany, Nazi-occupied nations & the war

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Re: Best films on Nazi Germany, Nazi-occupied nations & the war

Post by FREGATTE » 21 Jul 2020 07:01

I am watching the COLDITZ tv series which someone has kindly put up on Youtube. I have not seen it since it was screened between 1972 and 1974,

I daresay fault could be found in mistakes of uniform, medals, insignia etc., but someone has obviously done their homework on how the German armed forces looked and moved.

I am most impressed by the lack of annoying background music, the verbal duels between the Allied and Axis soldiers, and the absence of the sterotype "Evil Nazis vs Plucky British Officer" syndrome.

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Christopher

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Re: Best films on Nazi Germany, Nazi-occupied nations & the war

Post by Mathil92 » 02 Aug 2020 23:56

Der Untergang

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Re: Best films on Nazi Germany, Nazi-occupied nations & the war

Post by Hans1906 » 03 Aug 2020 11:14

Good morning to the topic,

one of the very first documentaries was the swedish/german documentary "Mein Kampf" / "Den Blodiga tiden" from the year 1960.

Link to the german Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mein_Kamp ... entarfilm)

IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052635/

Spoken by the german actor Herr Paul Klinger, in the german version, very good!

The whole docu: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xens6z

Measured by the fact that this documentary was produced in the year 1960, more than excellent, playing time in the original about 122 minutes.
Very worth seeing!

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Re: Best films on Nazi Germany, Nazi-occupied nations & the war

Post by Felix C » 25 Aug 2020 23:01

I thought the mid-1970s miniseries Holocaust was excellent. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0077025/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_9

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Re: Best films on Nazi Germany, Nazi-occupied nations & the war

Post by Hans1906 » 26 Aug 2020 13:15

Just look at the films Herr "Erwin Leiser" produced:

1960: Mein Kampf
1961: Eichmann und das 3. Reich
1963: Wähle das Leben
1968: Deutschland, erwache!
1968: Zum Beispiel Fritz Lang
1968: Rhythmus 21/68 – Hans Richter filmt und malt
1972: Keine Welt für Kinder
1973: Ich lebe in der Gegenwart – Versuch über Hans Richter
1982: Leben nach dem Überleben
1985: Die Mitläufer
1985: Hiroshima – Erinnern oder Vergessen?
1986: Boteros Corrida
1987: Die Welt im Container
1987: Hitlers Sonderauftrag Linz
1988: Die Feuerprobe – Novemberpogrom 1938
1992: 1937 – Kunst und Macht
1993: Die UFA – Mythos und Wirklichkeit
1993: Pimpf war jeder
1995: Zehn Brüder sind wir gewesen – Der Weg nach Auschwitz
1995: Otto John: eine deutsche Geschichte
1995: Feindbilder

Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erwin_Leiser

Most of all this work is online, more, than anyone of us here is able to see, take your chance...


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Re: Best films on Nazi Germany, Nazi-occupied nations & the war

Post by FREGATTE » 06 Jan 2021 11:14

My opinions have changed a bit over the years. As the years pass the films seem to give me a new perspective.

But my thoughts often return to the scene in A Bridge Too Far, when the combat group of the Hohenstaufen division make their bid to cross the Arnhem Bridge. You hear the engines first, then they start to loom over the curve of the bridge - still sends a shiver down my spine!

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