Cripes A Mighty
It seems that on this Sunday the German TV station ZDF will start broadcasting a three-part movie dealing with the generation (part 2 Monday, part 3 Wednesday) living in the Second World War, represented by five friends.
The film starts in Summer 1941 when five friends meet, before the inevitably have to split up. Two of them, brothers, will go fight in Russia, one will be a nurse behind the front lines, while the other two - one Jewish - have to deal with the hardships at home. The movie also will show the brutality of the times (a trailer picture shows a SS officer killing a girl), how the worst parts of the characters are brought forward by the system and the war. One of them will execute a Soviet POW, another one - despising the war - turns into a killing machine in the fields of Russia, while the one becoming a nurse betrays a Jewish woman to the SS. The reviews in the German papers have been quite good. Finally a movie that portrays the most brutal front of the war - the East. Aside from Stalingrad the Eastern Front is generally underrepresented in the Western movie landscape. Here a few trailers:
True enough. Here, however, is a notable exception to the rule.