Dresden

Dresden

DVD - 2007 | Widescreen ed.
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A German hospital nurse finds an injured English pilot hiding in the cellar, and helps him, thinking he is a German deserter. When she finds out who he is, will she have the heart to turn him in? Or will her feelings overcome border lines and sides?
Publisher: Port Washington, N.Y. : Distributed by Koch Entertainment, [2007].
Edition: Widescreen ed.
ISBN: 9781417230273
1417230274
Branch Call Number: DRESD
Characteristics: 2 videodiscs (180 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Richter, Roland Suso

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gemini07
Jun 28, 2013

I agree....compelling.

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ghreads
Apr 16, 2013

The ultimate depiction of the idiocy of war, this is an amazing production. A balanced account of one of history's great tragedies. It is a very suspenseful love story of fictional characters set against the backdrop of a very real event. It shows human nature in all its glory and all its brutality and everything in between. Human civilization created the beautiful cities of Coventry and Dresden; human depravity destroyed them. Two individuals from opposite sides of the conflict found love for each other. An anti-war film par excellence. When will we ever learn? 5 stars.

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Cassisa
Jan 11, 2011

An excellent historical drama about an English pilot behind the enemy lines. A must see for history buffs.

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juliajones92
Jan 11, 2011

Wonderful film! After writing a paper about whether or not the bombing of Dresden was justified, I was very interested in seeing this film, and I was not disappointed! The film was very interesting from a historical standpoint as the film-makers mixed historical footage into various scenes, and I believe that it was very balanced, not portraying the bombing of Dresden as either a heinous crime or a completely justified act. The love story was also credible - for the most part - and the acting was superb, especially Felitas Woll. And the bombing scenes ... how on earth did they film that?! It was so realistic and frightening, and also just sad that so many civilians on both sides of the war died in such a horrific manner. A great film to see if you are even just remotely interested in WWII.

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PaddySnuffles
Mar 04, 2010

One of the best war movies I've seen. It shows both side's perspective, not making either side the complete good or bad guy, but rather showing the senselessness and horror that war truly is. Very well researched and historically accurate.

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gemini07
Jun 28, 2013

"They say the first victim of war is innocence......it is also the last."

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