Best portrait of a german soldier on a movie

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Post by johnny ola » 28 Aug 2012 22:44

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For my money none better then Conrad Veidt as Major Strasser, in Casablanca.

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I always found Leon Askin's portrayal of General Burkhalter in the TV show "Hogan's Hero" interesting. Who would ever think that a sitcom could be made out of a Nazi POW?

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Joachim Hansen as Hans Joachim Marseille, in "Der Stern von Afrika" by Alfred Weidenmann (1956)
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Anwar bin Zapari wrote:Maybe we can get something different if somebody decides to make a mini-series out of Panzer Commander They did it with Hitler, maybe it's time for a German soldier like Colonel von Luck to appear in popular culture.

I totally agree with you!! A great book...i read several times!!

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waldorf wrote:How could I have forgotten Hardy Krüger as Major General Ludwig in A Bridge Too Far

W.

Just some FYI...Hardy Kruger was a member of the Hitler Youth and right near the end of the war his HY unit was drafted into the SS (i think ether the 36th or 38th SS Div). He was captured by American forces after a short battle. When he was filming "A Bridge to Far" he would wear a civilian coat and top hat over his SS Generals uniform to hide it and then take them off just before filming a scene. He hated the Nazi Regime and just didnt want to be reminded of it! Check it out on IMDB.com

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schrisbpd wrote:
waldorf wrote:How could I have forgotten Hardy Krüger as Major General Ludwig in A Bridge Too Far

W.

Just some FYI...Hardy Kruger was a member of the Hitler Youth and right near the end of the war his HY unit was drafted into the SS (i think ether the 36th or 38th SS Div). He was captured by American forces after a short battle. When he was filming "A Bridge to Far" he would wear a civilian coat and top hat over his SS Generals uniform to hide it and then take them off just before filming a scene. He hated the Nazi Regime and just didnt want to be reminded of it! Check it out on IMDB.com
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There was a really good featurette of this I saw after I saw the movie on opening day. I am not sure it is included on the DVD as a special feature. I will have to put it in at home and get back to you.
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Post by von thoma » 30 Aug 2012 00:00

Joachim Hansen as Hauptmann Otto Baumann, in "The Bridge at Remagen" by John Guillermin (1968).
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Joachim Hansen as Major Commandant prison de Fresnes, in " Is Paris Burning ? " by Rene Clement (1966).
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Joachim Hansen as Graf Stauffenberg in "Operation Walküre" by Franz Peter Wirth (1971).
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Post by Alex Tijerina » 01 Sep 2012 19:40

Saw "My Way" last night but wanted to ask some of you. On the Romanian forum there was a tread about seeing old WWII Romanian movies but it has since been deactivated. Does anybody know how you can see some of these movies? Some month back I saw a whole Yugoslavia movie about protecting a dam on you tube.
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Post by Atrevida » 05 Sep 2012 13:41

My vote goes to Thomas Kretschmann as Major Remer in "Operation Valkyrie", though his portrayal of the character was much more sympathetic than the real man, and also to the telex-room sergeant in the same film who convinced his wavering captain to stop all signals from Stauffenberg.

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Post by Jeff_ » 20 Oct 2012 10:02

From one of the first World War II movies I saw as a kid, and for a long time my mental picture of the quintessential German officer,
British actor Derren Nesbitt playing Major (Sturmbannführer) Von Hapen in Where Eagles Dare
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I get a kick out of the decorations too: German Cross in Gold, Close Combat Clasp in Gold, Iron Cross 1st+2nd Class, General Assault Badge, Silver Wound Badge. And let's not forget the swastika armband and black SS uniform. :D
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Post by von thoma » 20 Oct 2012 17:53

An unconvincing and fake blond SS/Gestapo Officer :)
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Post by von thoma » 20 Oct 2012 20:39

Tim Holt ( Right ) in "Hitler's Children" ( 1943 ) by Edward Dmytryk, with Otto Kruger at left.
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Post by von thoma » 21 Oct 2012 20:52

Curt Jürgens as the multifaceted german general, in many War Films.

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As seen on TV...

Post by Helmut0815 » 02 Nov 2012 19:17

German actor Ulrich Tukur (John Rabe, The Lives of Others) in the 2012 TV drama "Rommel".
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Absolutely brilliant cast, IMHO the best Rommel ever!

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Post by Hoover » 16 Jan 2013 08:59

Tukur in a good role, but in a not so good movie.

Best German soldier in a movie: Klaus Kinski in "Kinder, Mütter und ein General"

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A short but very good appearence in a brilliant movie.

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Post by superazure » 16 Jan 2013 12:31

Helmut0815 wrote:German actor Ulrich Tukur (John Rabe, The Lives of Others) in the 2012 TV drama "Rommel".
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Absolutely brilliant cast, IMHO the best Rommel ever!

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Have you seen the movie? Is it worth watching? If I remember properly, the Rommel family questioned the way general had been portreted in this drama? Or maybe I am mistaken?

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