Skip to main content
The Russians Are Coming
The Russians Are Coming
Videos and DVDs
Originally banned by Communist Authorities, Heiner Carow’s semi-autobiographical film was not approved for final production. Officials argued it focused on an ordinary Nazi follower, rather than an antifascist hero, and that it was “contaminated with modernism.” The film, which includes clips from the Nazi propaganda film Kolberg (1945), was finally reconstructed and released in 1987. As the end of WWII is fast approaching, 16-year-old Günter, a member of the Hitler Youth, still believes in a German victory. He is drafted into Nazi Germany’s last-ditch effort to resist the approaching Soviet Army. When he is captured and accused of killing a Soviet forced laborer, Günter faces an intense psychological crisis.
DEFA Film Library, 1968.[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
1 online resource (streaming video file) (91 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Title from title frames.FilmIn Process Record.Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1968.In English
Gert Krause-Melzer,  Dorothea Meißner ,  Viktor Perevalov
System details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Electronic access:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
WebEmoviesSTREAMINGIn-process (Set: 28 Jan 2021)View resource online
WebEmoviesSTREAMINGIn-process (Set: 28 Jan 2021)View resource online