Die Gustloff (2008)

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German film loosely based on the sinking, by a Soviet submarine, of a Nazi troop-transport ship in the Baltic Sea on January 30th 1945.


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5 July 2013 | OJT
5
| Overloaded
I must admit I was looking forward to see this dramatization of the sinking of MS Gustloff, and the film is well done in most aspects, but what's worse is that there are too much drama, just like with Titanic. This is a problem since this of course this is a true story, which is told up quite closely. However, this just seems overloaded, to that extent that vi stop believing. like with Titanic.

It's simply too much. The drama is out of control completely overblown and so is the happy ending. There is really no happy ending when 9000 people die in the worst ship catastrophe in the world, but still there are some amazing survival stories here, which are just amazing in them selves.

A good tip: You'll enjoy this 3 hour long film more if you watch the documentary which is following the DVD before you see the actual film. Then you'll understand that much if this REALLY is true, and only some minor changes in the connection with the people are made as a dramatization. If you do that, you will have a much bigger appreciation for the film, which otherwise really is almost too unbelievable.

But production value is good, and so is the film craftsmanship. The manuscript and the many plots and persons in this is what's killing of what could have been a good movie. It ends up bing mediocre.

A 5 out of 10 only when you see th film. A 7 out of 10 if you watch the documentary on the DVD before the actual film!

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Genres

Drama | History | War

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Release Date:

2 March 2008

Language

German


Country of Origin

Germany

Filming Locations

Berlin, Germany

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