Bismarck (film)

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Directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Produced by Heinrich Jonen (executive producer)
Willi Wiesner (executive producer)
Written by Rolf Lauckner
Wolfgang Liebeneiner
Starring See below
Music by Norbert Schultze
Cinematography Bruno Mondi
Edited by Walter von Bonhorst
Release dates 1940
Running time 118 minutes
Country Nazi Germany
Language German

Bismarck is a 1940 German historical film directed by Wolfgang Liebeneiner and starring Paul Hartmann, Friedrich Kayßler and Lil Dagover.[1]

Plot summary[edit]

The film depicts the life of the Prussian statesman Otto Von Bismarck, a German nationalist who withstands parliament to act for the people, a lonely genius.

The wars of the era are depicted as being the handiwork of one great man; the Battle of Königgrätz is shown as solely the work of General Moltke, with no soldiers to be seen.[2]

Brought out in the wake of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, it depicts Bismarck as saying that the Russian alliance will safeguard the Prussians in the east.[3]




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