Dresden (2006 film)

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Genre War, Drama, Romance
Written by Stefan Kolditz
Nikolaus Kraemer (idea)
Directed by Roland Suso Richter
Starring Felicitas Woll
John Light
Benjamin Sadler
Composer(s) Harald Kloser
Thomas Wanker
Country of origin Germany
Original language(s) German, English
Producer(s) Nico Hofmann
Nikolaus Kraemer
Sascha Schwingel
Cinematography Holly Fink
Editor(s) Bernd Schlegel
Running time 176 minutes / 145 minutes (theatrical release)
Distributor ZDF
Warner Home Video
Budget €10,000,000 (estimated)
Original network ZDF
Original release
  • 5 March 2006 (2006-03-05) (Germany)

Dresden is a 2006 German television film directed by Roland Suso Richter. It is set during the bombing of Dresden in World War II.

This romance movie takes place during the historical attack against the city of Dresden in February 1945. It was produced by the ZDF, a German Public Television Programme, and was originally split in two parts of 90 minutes each. A cinema version was then released in 2010.

The film was inspired by Jörg Friedrich's book "The Fire". The €10 million production was shot on original locations in Dresden and Chemnitz.


Anna (Felicitas Woll), daughter of a wealthy hospital director, works as a nurse along with her father and her future husband, Doctor Alexander (Benjamin Sadler). Whilst behind enemy lines, British pilot Robert Newman (John Light) is severely wounded and hides in the hospital's cellar. Anna finds him and cures his wounds, slowly falling in love with him.

The story takes place during the bombing of Dresden (14 to 15 February 1945) and it follows the characters through 3 days in the city.



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