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Ein Kriegsende


In a compelling docudrama, director Volker Vogel has used real facts to create a story of wartime insanity, reflected in nine actual cases of sailors accused and convicted of mutiny -- 16 of whom were executed by their own officers. Set between May 5 and May 13th, 1945 (the official German surrender was on May 8th), the story takes place on a German minesweeper. The Commander (Wigand Witting) has just been ordered to cross the dangerous Baltic Sea, filled with enemy submarines, to go rescue some German...more