©Krzystof Wiktor/Dreamtool
©Krzystof Wiktor/Dreamtool
TV Movie (multi-part) | 2019 | Degeto [de], NDR [de], SWR [de] | Drama, film based on literary source | Germany
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Shooting data

Start of shooting05.06.2019
End of shooting31.08.2019
LocationsPolen / Deutschland

Brief synopsis

Summer 1944. Walter Proska (Jannis Niewöhner) is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train is blown up by partisans. Together with a scattered bunch of German soldiers, cut off from the front, he awaits certain death while the commands of his superior Willi Stehauf (Rainer Bock) are becoming more and more senseless and inhuman. Proska's encounter with the young Polish partisan Wanda (Malgorzata Mikolajczak) and his friendship with his comrade Kürschner (Sebastian Urzendowsky) increasingly make him doubt the validity of his oath of allegiance. As the Red Army draws closer, Proska becomes a prisoner of war and can only save himself by defecting to the enemy.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Jannis NiewöhnerWalter Proska [L]
Malgorzata MikolajczakWanda [L]
Sebastian UrzendowskyKürschner [L]
Rainer BockWilli Stehauf [L]
Ulrich TukurErnst Menzel [GS]
Bjarne Mädeln.n. [SR]
Mathias HerrmannPoppek [SR]
Florian LukasZacharias [SR]
Katharina Schüttlern.n. [SR]
Alexander BeyerKunkel [SR]
Leonie Beneschn.n. [SR]
Janusz Cichockin.n. [SR]
Jörn HentschelHauptmann Windhorst [SR]
Marek SolekJegerow [SR]
Adam VenhausZwiczowsbirski [SR]
Hannah Prassen.n. [BP]
Shenja LacherKurt Rogalski

Crew

ActivityNameComment
director of photographyArthur Reinhart
casting directorSimone Bär
costume designerLisy Christl
directorFlorian Gallenberger
1st assistant directorRalph Remstedt
script supervisorNadine Dunst
editorBernhard Eschenbach
editorMarco Pav D'AuriaLead-Editor
assistant editorAndschana Eschenbach
key makeup artistTatjana Krauskopf
composerAntoni Lazarkiewicz
producerFelix Zackor
producerStefan Raiser
service producerAleksander Wojtanowski52 DT in Polen, Cash Rebate
service producerKrzysztof Sołek
production designerRobert Czesak
production designerFriederike von RohrscheidtDeutschland
production designerMagdalena Dipont
standby propsStefan HenkesGermany shoot
set dresserStefan HenkesGermany
location scoutFriederike von Rohrscheidt
line producerFabian Glubrecht
unit production managerJannis Stahnsdorfgesamt/ supervising
production coordinatorCaroline Verhoff
assistant production managerDaniela Ebeling
assistant production managerŁukasz Dominik Szklarz
assistant location managerFabian Aulfes
4th AD / Additional ADJulia C. SchwarzDeutschland
screenwriterFlorian Gallenberger
screenwriterBernd Lange
literary sourceSiegfried Lenz
production sound mixerRüdiger Fleck
commissioning editorSabine HoltgreveNDR
commissioning editorCarolin HaasisARD Degeto
commissioning editorManfred HattendorfSWR
commissioning editorChristian GranderathNDR
dialect-, language coachVolha AliseichykRussisch
marketing, public relationEllen Wirth

Production companies

CompanyComment
Dreamtool Entertainment GmbH

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Beta Film GmbH

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesCine-Mobil GmbH
Extras/Bit PlayerProducer’s Friend GmbH [de]Komparsen Bayern
Lighting and UtilitiesCine-Mobil GmbH
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Production ConsultingFakner Film ServiceBeratung Kostüm, Historische Beratung, Set
Production ServicesCP/SicherheitSetwache
Production ServicesHerz MedicalgroupSetMedic
Production ServicesWarrior Bear Productions / Film Poland Productions
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationDie-Road-Runners GmbH
PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbHAlle Bereiche Muc
PropsPeinelt-MotorsWaffen u. Zubehör
Vehicles and aircraftsFilmfahrzeuge- & Setbetreuung Christian SchulzJeep GAZ 67
Vehicles and aircraftsPeinelt-Motors