Hindenburg - The Last Flight

by Philipp Kadelbach

An awe-inspiring airship. A murderous conspiracy. A devastating catastrophe.

03 May 1937: The Hindenburg, the world's largest airship and the pride of Nazi Germany, is getting ready to fly to the USA. But it has one serious flaw: due to an American embargo, the Hindenburg is filled with highly combustible hydrogen gas instead of helium. To airship engineer Merten Kröger, the ship is a stick of dynamite waiting for a spark. Just before the ship takes off, Merten learns of a bomb placed on the airship – whose passengers include Jennifer van Zandt, the daughter of the American congressman Edward van Zandt, and Merten's love: A race against time begins…During the landing of the 'Hindenburg' in Lakehurst, NJ, a hydrogen fire broke out in the tail section of the zeppelin, spread and caused the airship to burn. The 'Hindenburg' sank to the ground, 35 of the 97 people on board died. To this day, the exact cause has not been fully clarified, but the crash of the 'Hindenburg' remains in the memory as one of the greatest technological disasters of the 20th century.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / English / 90 minutes
Original title
Hindenburg
directed by
Philipp Kadelbach
produced by
Teamworx for RTL in coproduction with EOS in association with Beta
Cast
  • Lauren Lee Smith
  • Stacy Keach
  • Greta Scacchi
  • Maximilian Simonischek (HINDENBURG)
  • Heiner Lauterbach (WELCOME TO GERMANY)
  • Ulrich Noethen (DOWNFALL)
  • Christiane Paul (THE WAVE)
  • Hannes Jaenicke
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