About the film
I Was Nineteen
Release Date: February 01, 1968
|Production Companies||:||DEFA, Künstlerische Arbeitsgruppe ''Babelsberg''|
|Writers||:||Wolfgang Kohlhaase, Konrad Wolf|
April 1945: Gregor Hecker, 19 years of age, reaches the outskirts of Berlin as part of the Red Army's scouting team. Having fled Germany with his family when he was eight, he is confronted with the dilemma of having to fight men from the very country he was born in. Through dealing with challenging situations (e.g. he is appointed commander of Bernau, talks to many disillusioned Germans, and is once and again attacked by scattered groups of German soldiers), he grows more confident that not all hope is lost for post-war Germany.