Death on the Eastern Front / Sterben an der Ostfront

Death on the Eastern Front

The end of World War II. The civilian population falls between the fronts and is left helplessly at the mercy of both the Soviet army, filled with hatred and revenge, and of the German leadership so incapable of protecting its own people. Based on the book by Antony Beevor, director Sven Ihden investigates the mental state of two armies and the consequent dramatic effects on the civilian population.

Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2003

Format
Digi Beta Pal

Length
2x52’/2x44 min

Director
Sven Ihden, Script Consultant: Antony Beevor, author of “Berlin, the Downfall, 1945”

Production
ma.ja.de. filmproduktion and Preview Production GbR commissioned by MDR und BR for ARD

Original Language
German, Russian

Subtitles
English