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Children, Mothers and a General

Kinder, Mütter und ein General

Directed by Laslo Benedek
West Germany, 1955
Drama, War

Synopsis

In the final days of World War II, Hitler is drafting boys as young as 15 in a futile effort to reinforce a flagging German army. Horrified that her son is destined to become a casualty, Helene Asmussen takes action.

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Children, Mothers and a General Directed by Laslo Benedek

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1956 | Winner: Best Foreign Film

German Film Awards

1955 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Silver)

1955 | Nominee: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Gold)