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- Directed by Joseph Vilsmaier
Though Hitler misjudged the strength and will
of the Red Army in 1942, he was convinced
that he could take Stalingrad before winter.
Joseph Vilsmaier (The Harmonists, Brother
) directs his depiction of the Third
Reich’s fierce battle of Stalingrad, where over
a million people were killed in action or subsequently
froze or starved to death. The film
is told through the eyes of a German commander,
Lieutenant Hans von Witzland, and
his platoon, presenting the horror that average
German soldiers endured, who were also
victims of Nazi evil. In German and Russian languages with English subtitles. (HD presentation)
This screening is part of the President's Choice Film Series: The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich.