5 June (film)

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5 June
Directed by Fritz Kirchhoff
Produced by Walter Ulbrich
Written by Walter Ulbrich
Starring Carl Raddatz
Joachim Brennecke
Karl Ludwig Diehl
Gisela Uhlen
Music by Georg Haentzschel
Cinematography Walter Pindter
Edited by Walter Wischniewsky
Distributed by UFA
Release date(s) 25 August 1942
Running time 99 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

5 June (German: Der 5. Juni) is a 1942 German war film directed by Fritz Kirchhoff and starring Carl Raddatz, Joachim Brennecke and Karl Ludwig Diehl. The film depicts the events of 1940 when German forces successfully invaded France. It was shot on location in France and Germany. Constant changes to the film, often at the request of the German military, led to large cost overruns.[1] In November 1942 the film was banned by the Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels for unspecified reasons. It has been speculated that Goebbels thought the film was not entertaining enough or wished to avoid offending the Vichy government of France.[2]

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  1. ^ Kreimeier p.347
  2. ^ Eltin p.177


  • Eltin, Richard A. Art, Culture, and Media Under the Third Reich. University of Chicago Press, 2002.
  • Kreimeier, Klaus. The Ufa Story: A History of Germany's Greatest Film Company, 1918-1945.University of California Press, 1999.
  • Hull, David Stewart. Film in the Third Reich: A Study of the German Cinema, 1933-1945. University of California Press, 1969

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