To End All Wars
To End All Wars is a biopic based on the autobiography of Ernest Gordon titled “Through The Valley of the Kwai” which was changed to “To End All Wars” to go with the film’s title. Directed by David Cunningham and starring Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, and Sakae Kimura in the lead roles, To End All Wars is an American War film set in the last three and half years of World War 2 where the story focuses on the Japanese prisoner of war labour camp at the project of building Burma Railway.
The Pianist is a historical drama film based on the autobiography of a Polish-Jewish pianist and composer, Wladyslaw Szpilman as World War 2 memoir. Co-produced by 4 different countries including France, United Kingdom, Germany and Poland, The Pianist was critically acclaimed and eventually won four Academy Awards that year including Best Director and Best Actor awards. Directed by Roman Polanski, the film had Adrien Brody in the lead role as The Pianist.
Directed by Joseph Vilsmaier, Stalingrad is a 1993 war film starring Thomas Kretschmann, Dominique Horwitz, Dana Vavrova, Martin Benrath and Sylvester Groth in important roles. The film is set on the events at the Battle of Stalingrad revolving around the platoon of World War 2 German Army soldiers being transferred to Russia for the battle.
The Longest Day
Yet another movie adaptation of a popular book, The Longest Day is a 1962 war film directed by three different directors namely Ken Annakin (British and French exteriors), Andrew Marton (American exteriors) and Bernhard Wicki (German scenes). It is based on the Cornelius Ryan’s book “The Longest Day” highlighting the events of D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944 during World War 2. The movie also stars an ensemble cast of actors like John Wayne, Sean Connery, Kenneth More, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton and many others.
Downfall is a German war film that highlights the last 10 days of Hitler’s reign over Nazi Germany in 1945 set during the World War 2. Directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, the film is based on several books on Hitler and memoirs of the people around him from that era.
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