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Hindenburg (2011)

Director:
Philipp Kadelbach
INTERNATIONAL TITLE
Hindenburg: The Last Flight
COUNTRY
Germany/Austria
GENRE
Comedy/Drama
RUNNING TIME
180 minutes
Producer:
Nico Hofmann
Sascha Mürl
Jürgen Schuster
Sasha Schwingel
Screenwriter:
Johannes W. Betz
Philip LaZebnik
Martin Pristl


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Merten Kröger Maximilian Simonischek
Jennifer van Zandt Lauren Lee Smith
Edward van Zandt Stacy Keach
Helen van Zandt Greta Scacchi
Alfred Sauter Hinnerk Schönemann
Max Kaufmann Justus von Dohnányi
Gilles Broca Hannes Jaenicke
Anna Kerner Christiane Paul

 

Review

This would-be epic suffers from all the flaws that the filmmakers should have feared going into the project: the (largely) German actors cannot quite overcome the transatlantic journey (so to speak), the production values can't justify the magnitude of the scenes, and the script feels like an unsuccessful rekindling of old-fashioned B-movie melodrama, arguably for no other purpose than to fill the three hours needed to make this into a TV mini-series. Subsequently relased on home media in various formats, it's hard to believe it would be possible to edit this to greatness. So Robert Wise's 1975 version remains the best filmatization of the famous zeppelin disaster.

Copyright © 11.01.2018 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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