War Movies: AXIS POV

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  1. Velius

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    Hey everybody,

    I'm always up for a good war movie but I think there are far too many that tell the tale from the side of the Allies. Does anyone know of any good war movies that have a storyline from the AXIS point-of-view? Something along the lines of "Letters from Iwo Jima".

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    "Das Boot" and "Cross of Iron" are two good ones that come to mind...
     
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    "All Quiet On The Western Front" is set in WW1, but its a brilliant movie.
     
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    Stalingrad
     
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    "Das Boot" ... there's a film called "Stalingrad" by the same German director that is quite an amazing film. It starts with German soldiers on R R in the Med after N. Africa ... follows a platoon by train to the Eastern Front, and has two friends dying in the snow on an attempted breakout from the airfield. Not a well-known film - subtitles only - but worth seeing. Very touching ..

    MM
     
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    The two best in my opinion are:

    Das Boot (no explanation needed, just watch the damn movie :))

    Der Untergang

    It is about the last few days of the war in Hitlers bunker and Berlin. Amazing move. You can buy it in English called "Downfall", but I recommend getting the original in German and watching it with subtitles.

    Again an amazing movie!
     
  7. Velius

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    Thanks for the list guys. I watched small previews of them on YouTube and they all look like good ones!

    :lol: I'll see if I can ASAP!
     
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    I was going to mention these two. Real good ones.
     
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    Even though it has English sub titles, I thought "Yamato" was excellent.
     
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    Definately "Stalingrad"!
     
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    I'll echo Das Boot. And now I'll have that evocative theme music going around in my head for the rest of the day.

    Doh!
     
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    Could be worse. I woke up with "I'm Like a Bird" stuck in my noggin. And I HATE that song!

    Now back to regular thread. I'll second both "Das Boot" and "Stalingrad". Haven't seen any others from the Axis side (other than "Letters from Iwo Jima"), personally. I keep looking for 'Das Untergang', but never can find it.
     
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    My town's video store (Hastings) didn't have any of them :(

    But I didn't come home empty handed- I rented "Battle of the Bulge" (watched it last night. Great movie! :D) and "Tora Tora Tora". I'll watch this one right after this post!
     
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    I don't know if anyone has seen it but there was a movie made in Germany during the late 50s that was pretty good. I think it was called "The Bridge". About a bunch of kids dragooned into the Army to defend a bridge (in their town) from advancing US forces. Decent Movie.

    Die Brücke (1959)
     
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    Read that book in German class. Good book!
     
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    I agree its a very good movie
     
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    :occasion5: Thanks for the link, Adler! I think I have that on my wishlist already, I was hoping to find it locally, like at Blockbusters or something. I may just go ahead and put it on my next Amazon order, whenever that happens.
     
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    "Der Untergang"

    And for you guys that love the old classic flicks.....

    All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)

    TO
     
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    There was a production called Heimat
    I vaguely remember seeing it when I was based in Germany
     
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