Generation War Part 1
A film by Philipp Kadelbach
Starring Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler
Billed as a German Band of Brothers, the blockbuster miniseries Generation War vividly depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler.
Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) goes off to the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte (Miriam Stein), a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Red Cross. Greta (Katherina Schüttler) is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, while her Jewish boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) fights for his life while hiding among members of the Polish Resistance.
Through extraordinary performances, these five exceptional young German actors fill their archetypal characters with the certainty of youth, and then allow it to drain away slowly with each successive month of war. Valor, courage, and betrayal come to the fore in this powerful German epic that shows the everyday realities of wartime life from a deeply personal perspective.
Generation War will be shown in two parts. There is a single admission charge for both parts. Parts 1 and 2 can be viewed consecutively or patrons can return for a screening of part 2 later in the run. The full schedule will be updated on the Music Box Theatre website on the Wednesday before the film opens.
A German BAND OF BROTHERS.
—The Hollywood Reporter
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- 131 mins