Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter

Deutschland 2011/2012 TV-Mehrteiler

Summary

Generation War

The controversially discussed multi-part series depicts five fictional German fates during the Second World War.  

Germany, 1941: Greta, Charlotte, Viktor and the brothers Wilhelm and Friedhelm are young, fun-loving and have big plans for their future. But soon the war upheaves their lives, and each of them is forced to take a stand on the Nazi regime. Greta, who has always dreamed of a career as a singer, advances to become a celebrated revue star - despite pangs of conscience. Charlotte, who at first naively stands behind the convictions of National Socialism, soon sees the true extent of the dictatorship as a nurse. The Winter brothers increasingly distance themselves from each other: Wilhelm, initially a model soldier, soon comes to have doubts about the regime in view of the horrors on the Eastern Front, while Friedhelm, an actual pacifist who serves together with him, becomes increasingly brutalized and resigned. Viktor in particular, as the only Jew in the group, finds himself increasingly in danger, but he manages to escape from a deportation train and joins a Polish partisan group without being recognized.   

Again and again, the paths of the friends cross intentionally and unintentionally. The film thus creates a character study of different approaches to self-placement and claims to show the fate of millions of Germans in an exemplary way.

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Credits

All Credits

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Lighting design

Production design

Art director

Set dresser

Costume design

Cast

Executive producer

Line producer

Unit production manager

Production manager

Shoot

    • 14.03.2011 - 05.08.2011: Lettland, Litauen, Deutschland (u.a. Goslar)
Duration:
3 x 90 min
Format:
16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Screening:

TV-Erstsendung (DE): 18.02.2013, ZDF [Teil 2];
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 17.03.2013, ZDF [Teil 1];
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 20.03.2013, ZDF [Teil 3]

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter
  • Weiterer Titel (US) Generation War

Versions

Original

Duration:
3 x 90 min
Format:
16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Screening:

TV-Erstsendung (DE): 18.02.2013, ZDF [Teil 2];
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 17.03.2013, ZDF [Teil 1];
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 20.03.2013, ZDF [Teil 3]

Awards

Emmy - New York 2014
  • Bester Fernsehfilm
Shanghai TV Festival STVF 2014
  • Bester Regisseur, TV-Film
Goldene Kamera von Hörzu 2014
  • Bester Fernsehfilm
Deutscher Fernsehpreis 2013
  • Bester Mehrteiler
Deutsche Fernsehakademie 2013
  • Casting
  • Bestes Szenenbild
  • Kostümbild
  • Beste Regie
  • Beste Stunts
  • Maskenbild
  • Bester Darsteller
Bayerischer Fernsehpreis 2013
  • Sonderpreis, Schauspieler-Ensemble