April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted with the dilemma of having to fight men from the very country he was born in. Through dealing with challenging …
|贾基·施瓦茨 (Jaecki Schwarz)||饰||Gregor Hecker|
|瓦西里·利瓦诺夫 (Vasiliy Livanov)||饰||Wadim Gejman|
|阿列克谢·艾博贞科 (Aleksey Eybozhenko)||饰||Sascha Ziganjuk|
|Dieter Mann||饰||Willi Lommer|
|Johannes Wieke||饰||Oberst Lewerenz|
Its April 16th, 1945. Soviet soldier Georg Hecker (Jaecki Schwarz) is announcing to German troops over a loudspeaker system that the war is over and they should surrender to the Russian army. Ich bin Deutscher (Im a German) Georg says. Georg and his parents left Köln, Germany when he was only 8 years old and Georg was raised in Moscow. He is now 19 and returning to the Fatherland as a Soviet soldier. Georg is traveling with his platoon through German towns on the way to Berlin.April 22nd 1945, the Russians are coming into the German town of Bernau. A section of troops are given the task of fin…
- 声音混合： Mono
- 纵横比：1.33 : 1
|出品公司||Deutsche Film (DEFA) (Gruppe "Babelsberg")|
|发行公司||Studio Hamburg Enterprises (2018) (DVD) (Germany)|
|Icestorm Entertainment (1999) (VHS) (Germany)|
|VEB Progress Film-Vertrieb (1968) (Theatrical) (East Germany)|
- The film reaches a grim climax by featuring a short clip from the DEFA-documentary "Todeslager Sachsenhausen" ("Deathcamp Sachsenhausen") (1946), detailing the technical proceedings in a death-chamber.
- "Ich war neunzehn" is for the most part based on the diary director Konrad Wolf kept throughout his time with the Red Army in 1945 and is thus a very personal, authentic, autobiographical account of the last days of World War 2. However, some scenes, e.g. the one in which a blind German soldier mistakes Gregor for an fellow German, had no basis in Wolf's journal and were included for their cinematographic value.
- Originally, Konrad Wolf had planned to elaborate more on the Soviet's abuse of German women. In the final script, only a small hint at this problem was included: a woman seeking safety in Greogor's commanding headquarters reasons "rather with one of them than with all of them." Considering the strong censorship common to the GDR in those days, this was nevertheless a bold and effective decision by Wolf.