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Old 11-04-10, 11:53 PM
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WWII movies from the German POV?

Das Boot & Stalingrad come to mind, both were German films of course. Any others?

In particular I was wondering if there were any about D-Day & the Normandy beaches from the defender's point of view but I'd be interested in others too.
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

Thanks, but I really don't want to watch a movie about Hitler. Nor concentration camp movies (like Schindler's List).
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

Cross of Iron
The Desert Fox
Night of the Generals
Eye of the Needle
The Longest Day
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

NaPolA (aka Before The Fall) (2004)

It's pre-war, but it focuses on the Hitler youth camps.
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

I second your Stalingrad suggestion

Stalingrad (love this film)

Fan made trailer - dubbed

IMDB

Here's a suggestion:

The Bridge (Die Brucke)

Die Brücke (The Bridge, 1959) unofficial trailer

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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

Europa, Europa is a strange case -- it's told from the POV of a Jewish boy who is able to pass himself off as an Aryan, to the point that his Hitler Youth leader points him out as an example of what a true German should look like.
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

It's WWI, but All Quiet on the Western Front is a good one...
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

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Cross of Iron
The Desert Fox
Night of the Generals
Eye of the Needle
The Longest Day
Ditto on these, although EYE OF THE NEEDLE is a special case, given that it's a spy movie and not a combat movie. THE LONGEST DAY crosscuts between American, English, French, and German POV's.

I would add THE ENEMY BELOW, a submarine picture that crosscuts between the Nazi sub underwater, under the command of Curt Jurgens, and the U.S. ship above pursuing it, with Robert Mitchum as the Captain. We get both sides equally, as I recall.

They even made some films with enemy protagonists during the war:
THE INVADERS (aka 49TH PARALLEL, 1941), from the UK, shows a stranded Nazi U-boat crew making their way across Canada to the "safety" of the still-neutral USA!
FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO (1943) is set in a hotel in Egypt serving as Rommel's headquarters. An English officer is working undercover there. We get to see and hear a lot from Rommel in it. He's played by Erich von Stroheim as quite a witty and engaging character. And we were fighting the guy at the time!
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'As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me' has not been mentioned.
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Der Stern von Afrika - Bio about Hans-Joachim Marseille, a German ace
Misfit Brigade - Russian front shenanigans based on the Sven Hassel series of books
The One that Got Away - German fighter pilot during Battle of Britain
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

Yeah seriously, 'Triumph of the Will' by Leni Riefenstahl. That is clearly Nazi POV. Not quite a WW2 movie but one of the most well known to show their feeling.
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

Originally Posted by foofighters7 View Post
Yeah seriously, 'Triumph of the Will' by Leni Riefenstahl. That is clearly Nazi POV. Not quite a WW2 movie but one of the most well known to show their feeling.
I may be wrong but I think the OP meant combat from the other side of the hill, not politics.
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

Yeah, I got that, but 'TOTW' isn't entirely political either. It gives their ideals of themselves and although total propaganda is actually well made.

Certainly worth seeing as it was made by Nazi's for Nazi's. *Yes I think LR was a Nazi no matter what she claimed.
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It's a very well made film for sure. I feel weird watching it but it's really well made.
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

If you want to see something from Hitler's point of view of just after the war you can watch the screen with the TV turned off.
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Re: WWII movies from the German POV?

Originally Posted by Navinabob View Post
If you want to see something from Hitler's point of view of just after the war you can watch the screen with the TV turned off.
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