Release date:January 15, 2014
Studio:Music Box Films
Starring:Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Miriam Stein, Katherina Schüttler, Ludwig Trepte
Valor, courage, and betrayal come to the fore in "Generation War," a remarkable epic that shows the everyday realities of wartime life from a deeply personal perspective. Billed as a German BAND OF BROTHERS, GENERATION WAR vividly depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler. In 1941 Berlin, on the eve of Hitler’s invasion of the Soviet Union, level-headed officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) is full of patriotic fervor as he prepares to head off to the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Charlotte (Miriam Stein) is a young nurse in love with Wilhelm, who is serving in the Red Cross. Greta (Katherina Schüttler) is an ambitious singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, while her boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) faces a daily struggle for survival as a Jew under an increasingly murderous regime.