Charité at War is a six-part 2019 German-language TV series starring Sarah Bauerett, Susanne Böwe and Mala Emde.
The series describes the accomplishments of several famous German physicians and scientists at the prestigious Charité hospital in Berlin during its history.
It is a sequel of Charité (see below).
Anni Waldhausen, a pregnant medical student, takes her exams. Her professor is Ferdinand Sauerbruch, a surgeon who grew to fame at the Berlin Charité for inventing a surgical technique that prevents amputation of a patient’s damaged thigh. Anni does not want to practice medicine before her child is born and focuses on writing a thesis about self-mutilation. Her mentor, Max de Crinis, is head of the psychiatry ward at the hospital and a Nazi official. Anni’s husband Artur is chief resident of the children’s ward. He is testing a new TB vaccine on disabled children in state custody. Anni’s brother Otto has recently returned from his frontline duty to continue his study of medicine. He gets a job as a clinic clerk and makes friends with Martin, an orderly and former soldier with a leg prothesis who quickly realises that Otto’s easy-going personality is just an act to hide his severe PTSD.
Paul Lohmann, a soldier and former comrade of Otto who gets treated with Sauerbruch’s new form of surgery, is suspected to have shot himself in the leg. Anni wants to interview him for her thesis, but this is prevented by Sauerbruch’s wife Margot who wants to protect Lohmann. Otto helps Lohmann by giving a report about him during his duty despite not knowing him well, but de Crinis creates a psychological profile of Lohmann who gets accused of Wehrkraftzersetzung and sentenced to death. Otto gets into a fight with Anni who defends her mentor’s behaviour. Anni soon goes into labour and suffers a heavy haemorrhage.
Charité at War Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Release Date: 12 February 2019.
- Running Time: 45 minutes.
- Rating: 15.
- Country: Germany.
- Language: German.