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Von Werra (2002)

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Documentary about legendary Swiss pilot Franz von Werra, who fighted with the Nazi in WW2 and was the only German prisoner to escape prison, in England.

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Werner Schweizer
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Hardy Krüger ... Self
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roy Ward Baker Roy Ward Baker ... Self
Albert Florath Albert Florath ... (archive footage)
Colin Gordon ... (archive footage)
Adolf Hitler ... Self (archive footage)
Dietrich Kuhlbrodt Dietrich Kuhlbrodt ... Self
Stefan Kurt ... Narrator
Dietmar Schönherr ... (archive footage)
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Franz von Werra - fighter pilot for the German Luftwaffe during World War II, gentleman, favourite of the Nazi media, and the only German ever to escape British captivity. During the mid-50's, the spectacular escape to Canada and the USA was made into a film with Hardy Kruger in the leading role. Once again, von Werra became an important role model for young Germans: a courageous man who fends for himself to fight for his own well being - but not on behalf of National Socialistic ideas. In 1941, von Werra lost his life in a mysterious crash. Numerous rumours regarding this incident, as well as his origins - for he was Swiss - developed. Using the feature film "The One that Got Away" as the starting point, film director Werner Schweizer, together with Hardy Krüger, follows the traces of this historical anti type.

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Germany | Switzerland

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English | German | French | Swiss German

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20 November 2003 (Germany) See more »

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