|of German titles:||Kolberg|
|length (PAL - DVD):||111 minutes|
|of source language:||German|
|age release:||FSK 16 (Neuaufassung)|
|film script:||Veit Harlan, Alfred brown|
|music:||Norbert school TZE|
the film Kolberg of the director Veit Harlan became short to 30. January 1945 in Berlin and in Atlantic fortress La Rochelle before the fortress crew and unite one hundred officials and party officials contested at the same time uraufgeführt.
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Napoleons troops besieging after a successful campaign in Germany in the year 1807 the city Kolberg removed to the fortress. The population of Kolberg refuses capitulating. Therefore the French army bombards the fortress. But the population does not give up. And in such a way these finally come out as winners from the fight.
thatcolor film arranged by realm propaganda Minister Goebbels 1943 became with 8.8 million realm Marks of production costs the most expensive film in the time of the national socialism. Altogether 187,000 armed forces soldiers participated as Statisten as well as more than 6,000 horses. In order to make possible the rotation of snow scenes in the summer, became once100 railway trucks brought with salt to the turning place in Pommern. Despite the expenditure one regards the circumstances of its production to the film. Thus the Chefcutter of a fragment bomb was torn up and Goebbels were substantially shortened the film after completion, because it considering the devastatingWar situation the complex battle scenes, in which Kolberger citizens are dahingemetzelt by a over-powerful army Napoleon, who German spectator to zumuten did not want. The premiere found to 30. January 1945 instead of, to the one copy with the parachute over the Atlantic fortress La already enclosed by the allied ones Rochelle was thrown off. Besides the film was specified in at the time already completely zerbombten Berlin. For this on arrangement of the realm film director particularly a cinema was developed again provisional. The film ran only few days up to the conquest of Berlin and this under the constant threat ofAir raids, so that only one handful of inhabitants visited a demonstration. The film came much too late, in order to obtain the hoped for propaganda effect.1965 came the film with the title Kolberg - which was 30.Januar 1945 again into the cinemas and with documentary modules provides, onthe appropriate places the parallels National Socialist propaganda the public to make clear should. Meanwhile the German public is sufficiently political enlightened regarded however as up and the film was during its Fernsehausstrahlung on ARTE in its original form to be seen. So far this film in Germany can to be not directly available acquired, however a German-language DVD version is available with an US-American dispatch (Internet).
- propaganda film (article contains also titles of other LV propaganda films)
- Hitler boy Quex, Jud sweet and Kolberg. The propaganda films of theThird realm. By Rolf Giesen, Manfred Hobsch.ISBN 389602471X