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08/15(Movie, 1954)

1h 43min | Genres: War, Drama
08/15Rating: 3.0/5 (with 2 votes)
08/15 is a 1954 West German film directed by Paul May. It is based on the novel 08/15 by Hans Hellmut Kirst, who also served as the film's screenwriter. The term 08/15 (nill-eight/fifteen, German: Null-Acht/Fünfzehn) refers to the German Army's standard machine gun, the 08/15 (or MG 08 model 15), by far the most common German machine gun deployed in World War I. It was manufactured in such large quantities that it became the German Army slang for anything that was standard issue. 08/15 is also the first part of the 08/15 film trilogy, hence it is also known as Teil 1: In der Kaserne (Part 1: In the Barracks). ()
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About 08/15

Life in the barracks, drill, harassment, and private Asch′s pranks are the ingredients of Hans Hellmut Kirst′s successful novel "08/15" (the number of an Army regulation). Shortly before the outbreak of World War II: Private Asch and gunner Vierbein belong to the same unit but could not be more contrary. The instructors use every opportunity to bully the clumsy Vierbein with erratic corporal Platzek leading the way. The harassment starts with minor extra duties but soon the methods become more and more brutal. Finally, Asch comes to Vierbein′s help and takes on his superiors. Joachim Fuchsberger stars in his first major role.

Additional Information

Production country: Germany
Made by: Divina-Film
Original language: German (DE)
Spoken languages: German (DE)
Translations: German (DE), English (EN)
Status: Released
Release date US: 09/30/1954
Cast: Joachim Fuchsberger, Helen Vita, Paul Bösiger, Emmerich Schrenk, Eva Ingeborg Scholz, Gundula Korte, Hans Christian Blech, Wilfried Seyferth, Mario Adorf, Peter Carsten, Hans Elwenspoek, Reinhard Glemnitz, Harry Hardt, Rainer Penkert, Rudolf Rhomberg, Dietrich Thoms, Wolfgang Wahl
Director: Paul May
Producer: Ilse Kubaschewski
Screenwriter: Ernst von Salomon
Film Editor: Walter Boos
Director of Photography: Heinz Hölscher
Composer: Rolf Alexander Wilhelm
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"0815"
"08/15 Teil 1"

3 movies in the Collection

1954 08/15
1955 08/15 at Home ("08/15 - In der Heimat")
1955 08/15 Part 2 ("08/15 - Zweiter Teil")
WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:30319, Added: 03/03/2018, Last updated: 07/14/2018