Generation War [2 Discs] [Blu-ray] [2013]

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  • Release Date: 05/06/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

Special Features

  • Master Class panel with the creators of Generation War
  • 12 page collector's booklet including an essay by Sara Hall, professor of Germanic studies


Generation War
Five young German friends find their lives torn apart when Adolf Hitler plunges Europe into war in this epic miniseries from director Philipp Kadelbach (Hindenburg). Called to serve his country when fighting erupts on the eastern front, decorated officer Willhelm (Volker Bruch) races off to the battlefield alongside his nervous younger sibling Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Meanwhile, hopeful that her true love Wilhelm will soon return to her, optimistic nurse Charlotte (Miriam Stein) opts to serve in the Red Cross. But the horrors Charlotte witnesses quickly erode her youthful idealism, and as her best friend Greta (Katharina Schüettler) aspires to become a famous singer, her Jewish boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) attempts to survive by blending in with the Polish Resistance. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Volker Bruch
    Volker Bruch - Wilhelm
  • Tom Schilling
    Tom Schilling - Friedhelm
  • Ludwig Trepte
    Ludwig Trepte - Viktor
  • Miriam Stein
    Miriam Stein - Charlotte
  • Christiane Paul
    Christiane Paul - Lilja

Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent German WWII (three part) Mini-series!

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    If you are a fan of German WWII Drama's in the vein of Downfall with Bruno Ganz or Das Boot, look no further. Generation War is an excellent and haunting portayal of Germany's War with Russia and the cataclysmic ramifications that soon followed. Up to this point I don't think the German invasion has ever been captured so well on film. Some may feel it's not action heavy enough but that's exactly what I wanted. Just good, bleak drama that shows how pitiful war can be for not just Germany but on country that feels so inclined to partake. Definitely check this out if you like German films and dark, moody dramas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great look from a different POV


    I came across this mini series from a youtube video clip. The clip alone made me want to take a few hours out of my quiet Sunday evening. It took what seems several websites to finally find all 3 parts. I am really looking forward to purchasing the series. It has been labeled "the German Band of Brothers" and I would tend to disagree each is fantastic in it's very own way. The five young German's are very easy to relate to in the beginning, which makes it scary when you later see what the war makes of each and every one of them. As the youngest of the group states, "this war will bring out the worst in every single one of us," and he couldn't be more right.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Price and Fast Shipping !!

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    Found the dvd I was looking for, and it was actually on sale. Checkout and purchase was seamless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great film

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    Thank goodness BestBuy offer foreign films. This is great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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