Dresden - The Inferno

by Roland Suso Richter

An inhuman regime... A doomed city... A love that braves an apocalypse...

From the producers of "The Tunnel," the first historically accurate depiction of the Allied bombing of Dresden in February 1945 within a fictional settingAnna, a young nurse, is fighting to save the lives of wounded soldiers in Dresden during the cold, dark winter of 1945. Such is her concern that she hardly even looks forward to her forthcoming engagement with the ambitious young surgeon Alexander.One day, Anna finds a soldier hiding in the hospital. Assuming he is a German deserter, she keeps quiet; but when she later learns that he is a British soldier who was shot down, she still cannot betray him, for she has begun to fall in love with the dashing young man.As British bombers begin their attack on Dresden, Anna discovers the true nature of her fiancé Alexander and risks her life to save Robert. Once the firestorm is over, Anna and Robert stumble across the apocalyptic landscape. Dresden lies in ruins ? but their own ordeal is far from over... This moving, authentic drama shot in and around Dresden incorporates both the English and German perspectives on the Allied destruction of the city. Directed by Roland Suso Richter (The Tunnel), it tells the stories not of the generals and commanders who dictated the course of history, but of the normal men and women at the center of the catastrophe, the ones who made history.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / German / 120 minutes
Original title
directed by
Roland Suso Richter
produced by
Produced by teamWorx Television & Film in coproduction with ZDF and EOS Entertainment with backing from Filmstiftung NRW, FFF Bayern, MDM, medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg in association with Beta
  • Felicitas Woll (DRESDEN)
  • Benjamin Sadler (SIDE EFFECTS)
  • Heiner Lauterbach (WELCOME TO GERMANY)
  • Katharina Meinecke
  • Susanne Bormann
  • Jürgen Heinrich
  • Wolfgang Stumph
  • Kai Wiesinger