Dresden (2006 film)

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

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GenreWar, Drama, Romance
Written by
  • Stefan Kolditz
  • Nikolaus Kraemer (idea)
Directed byRoland Suso Richter
Country of originGermany
Original languagesGerman, English
  • Nico Hofmann
  • Nikolaus Kraemer
  • Sascha Schwingel
CinematographyHolly Fink
EditorBernd Schlegel
Running time176 minutes / 145 minutes (theatrical release)
Budget€10,000,000 (estimated)
Original networkZDF
Original release
  • 5 March 2006 (2006-03-05) (Germany)

This romance movie takes place during the historical Anglo-American bombing of 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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