Colditz (film)

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This article is about the 2005 BBC TV film. For the 1955 film, see The Colditz Story. For the 1972-1974 BBC TV series, see Colditz (TV series).

Colditz — sometimes mistakenly referred to[1] by its working title[2] Escape from Colditz — is a 2005 British two-part television film produced by Granada Television for ITV, written by Peter Morgan and directed by Stuart Orme. Part one initially screened on that network on 27 March 2005.[2] In 2006, it won the BAFTA Television Craft Award for best sound design in a fiction or entertainment.[3]

It is based on two sources named by the end credits: Henry Chancellor's book Colditz (also known as Colditz: The Definitive History)[4] and the Channel Four television series, Escape from Colditz. It is not claimed to be historically accurate.[5]

It tells the several stories of various, mostly British, prisoners of war in World War II and their attempts to escape Colditz.

As of November 2010, Colditz has been released on DVD[6] and Blu-ray[7] in Region 1 and on DVD in Region 2.[8]



  1. ^ A DVD review at uses early art which refers to the film as Escape from Colditz. According to searches of the various branches of which trade primarily in English products, it does not seem to have ever been released to home video under that title in English. However, the translation of the words, Escape from Colditz, is a common release name in non-English markets.
  2. ^ a b Colditz release dates/alternate names page at the IMDb
  3. ^ Colditz awards at the IMDb
  4. ^ BBC NEWS | Entertainment|Colditz drama planned for ITV
  5. ^ Damian's marriage escape
  6. ^ listing for Colditz on DVD
  7. ^ listing for Colditz on Blu-ray
  8. ^ listing for Colditz on DVD

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