The Turncoat 

1944. Walter Proska is a young Wehrmacht soldier who begins to question the purpose of the war, who the real enemy is and whether his real duty should be to his fatherland or his own conscience.

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Jannis Niewöhner ... Walter Proska
Katharina Schüttler ... Maria Rogalski
Rainer Bock ... Willi Stehauf
Leonie Benesch ... Hildegard Roth
Bjarne Mädel ... Ferdinand Baffi Ellerbrok
Florian Lukas ... Paul Zacharias
Alexander Beyer ... Martin Kunkel
Ulrich Tukur ... Ernst Menzel
Jochen Nickel ... Bauer
Sebastian Urzendowsky ... Wolfgang Kürschner
Jörn Hentschel ... Hauptmann Windhorst
Malgorzata Mikolajczak Malgorzata Mikolajczak ... Wanda Zielinski
Marek Solek Marek Solek ... Jegerow
Melanie Straub Melanie Straub ... Frau Schulz
Adam Venhaus Adam Venhaus ... Zwiczosbirski
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Directed by Academy Award-winner Florian Gallenberger from Sigefried Lenz's international bestseller, "Der Überläufer" is set in the summer of 1944. German soldier Walter Proska is about to return to the Eastern Front when his train is blown up by his love interest, the partisan Wanda. Together with a scattered bunch of fellow soldiers, cut off from the front, he awaits certain death while his commanding officer, Willi Stehauf, issues ever more senseless and inhumane orders. Proska's encounter with a young Polish woman fighting as a partisan and his friendship with his comrade Kürschner increasingly makes him doubt his oath of allegiance. As the Red Army draws closer, Proska becomes a prisoner of war and the only way he can save himself is by defecting to the enemy. Written by Dreamtool Entertainment

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