Generation War (2013): S01E01 – A Different Time


Introduction

Generation War (German: Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter, translated as “Our Mothers, our Fathers”) is a German World War II TV miniseries in three parts.

Outline

A Different Time (Eine andere Zeit).

Shortly before the German invasion of the Soviet Union, five close friends have a party at a pub in Berlin. The brothers Wilhelm and Friedhelm are respectively an officer and enlisted man in the military. Viktor is a Jew whose father owns a tailor shop. Charlotte has just passed her examination to become a military nurse. Greta is a beautiful bartender who wishes to become a famous singer. The friends are hopeful that they will meet again by Christmas.

Wilhelm and Friedhelm witness some early victories as the German army advances toward Moscow. Charlotte gets used to seeing blood as she works near the front-line. Greta sleeps with a major in the Gestapo to advance her career as a singer, and to obtain documents for Viktor to flee to New York City. However, Viktor is arrested by the Gestapo and is put on a train to a concentration camp.

Generation War Series

You can find a full index and overview of Generation War here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 17 March 2013.
  • Running Time: 90 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: 15.
  • Country: Germany.
  • Language: German and English (subtitles).

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