Presentation of a two-part made-for-television movie about the devastating allied bombing raid on Dresden on February 13, 1945, produced by ZDF and teamWorx. This high quality, big budget anti-war drama centers on the love story between a German nurse and an English pilot. Based on the current state of knowledge in research on the historical events, the film presents a panorama of society and public life in Dresden during the final stages of the war. It casts light on the nature of the Nazi regime, and reexamines the British motivation for the attack. A tale of an event from German history fraught with mythical attributions, this film relies on its strong emotionality and outstanding cast to attract a large audience.
Roland Suso Richter
Felicitas Woll, John Light, Benjamin Sadler, Heiner Lauterbach, Katharina Meinecke, Susanne Bormann, Wolfgang Stumph, Marie Bäumer, Kai Wiesinger, Jürgen Heinrich, Gabriela Maria Schmeide et al.
Nico Hofmann, Sascha Schwingel
Commissioning Editor ZDF
Heike Hempel, Günther van Endert, ZDF/Fernsehspiel
ZDF and teamWorx with additional funding from EOS Entertainment, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Filmstiftung NRW, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
Prof. Richard Overy, Prof. Hans Mommsen, Prof. Rolf-Dieter Müller