Condition: 100% brand new with Sealed packing
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital
Subtitles: Germany, English & Chinese ( Selectible)
Aspect Ratio: 4: 3
Region Code: All Code : US/UK/Asia/Europe
Starring (Main Casts):Jaecki Schwarz, Alexej Ejboshenko
This product of the German Democratic Republic comes from director Konrad Wolf, who used his own fascinating life story to create this film. Wolf's family fled to the Soviet Union from Nazi Germany, he returned to the land of his birth uniformed as a Soviet Lieutenant working as a translator and propaganda broadcaster urging the last pockets of German resistance to lay down their weapons (in real life his brother would become East Germany's intelligence chief and one of the most celebrated spymasters in the annals of espionage). First we see the war from the Eastern Front perspective, and as far as I know there is hardly any American film that does this that was produced after 1943. Second we have the story of a young man, who as an officer, finds himself "in charge" sometimes in situations that are a little beyond him. We also have the soul searching of a German who has to deal with his fellow countrymen, the crimes they committed and their land which is now in ruins. There are many excellent scenes, particularly one in which the Communist inmates of a concentration camp are liberated and in one case one is installed as the new mayor of a town. There are also many comical moments - including when an earthy Russian character accepts the surrender of a paper pushing German officer. A very honest and insightful film.