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Making-of Featurette, Archival Military Footage of the Dresden bombings
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This is a fabulous tale of the horrors of war, humanity of all sides in a conflict and romance.
You can feel the horror building as the British planes approach Dresden and see the horror of the devastating firestorm following the massive bombings as more than 25,000 civilians were killed.
There is tenderness here, too. The characters are multi-dimensional. Even those we think have done terrible things, we know are conflicted and in at least case seek penance.
The photography and special effects are stunning.
I'll have to save my nickles and dimes to buy this one.
Even though I thoroughly enjoyed these two characters, they aren't the entire reason why I love this movie so much. What's so enjoyable is how all sides are brought to light. This film isn't attempting to make one side appear to be the victim, while the other side is full of vicious murderers. This isn't a one sided story. Instead, it's a multifaceted masterpiece. All of the bits of story come together and flow into one.
Yes, the film was meant for television, but the special effects are equal to any major Hollywood motion picture. The international cast is perfect in their delivery of their characters. You can tell how much time and effort was taken to make this film as accurate as humanly possible. They didn't cut any corners and it really pays off. This film is breathtaking and should be viewed by all. If you don't know the story of Dresden, then you'd best take a look because stories like these should never be forgotten.
The film gives a fairly balanced view of the reasoning and rationalizations leading up to the targeting of Dresden by the Allies. None of this can really be fully understood by us ex post facto, however. The loss of life and the sheer destruction wrought is simply too overwhelming.
As far as the film being in English OR German, as Amazon lists, at least the copy I rented (from that online rental outfit that shall remain namelessNetflix) was only in German, with English subtitles. This was fine with me.
I also highly recommend another Roland Suso Richter film, 'Der Tunnel', about a group of people who dug a tunnel under the Berlin Wall. Equally gripping and well done.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
loved the film, espc visiting Dresden after the wall cam down, it was taking a trip back into historyPublished 20 days ago by rodney sweeney
The story is a bit hokey, but it was well worth adding to my collection.Published 1 month ago by David B. Schneider
One of the best World War II movies I've seen. The story is well acted as told through German eyes.Published 2 months ago by Michael McCandless
This is a British/German film that is entertaining with a good ensemble cast. The scenario of a downed British pilot falling in love with a german nurse is improbable, as are... Read morePublished 4 months ago by HistoryNut
Well it really is U.K. meets Germany when it comes to the plot and acting. Think romantic garden picnics being pushed into tough Germanic warriorism. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Oscar Jenkins
Excellent movie about the bombing of Dresden. Well acting and worth the cost.Published 7 months ago by Hrothgar
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