SKU 5728


Thomas Holtzmann, Krista Stadler, Irina Wanka

"Wallenstein" is about the late career and assassination of Albrecht von Wallenstein, who was the commander-in-chief of the armies of the Holy Roman Emperor, Ferdinand II, during the 30-years' War, 1618 to 1648. Freidrich Schiller completed the cycle of three dramas from which this production derives in 1799. The story begins in the middle of the War, when Wallenstein is bivouacked in what is now the Czech Republic, and debating his loyalty to the Emperor or to himself. He considers resigning. But is the Emperor loyal to Him? Wallenstein would prefer to make peace. He is, however, surrounded by spies and turncoats, and some of them, loyal to the emperor, capture one of the Commander's dispatch riders and discover his plans. At this point, it becomes clear that Wallenstein is in danger of being betrayed to the Emperor, and that comes to pass.

Die „Wallenstein“-Trilogie von Friedrich Schiller diente als Vorlage der eng an ihr liegenden Verfilmung über das Leben des Feldherrn des Dreißigjährigen Kriegs. Am Hof in Wien kommt es zum Bruch zwischen ihm und dem Kaiser. Wallensteins Armee verliert die Treue zu ihm. In Eger wird sein Schicksal besiegelt…

DVD-r is in German with no subtitles. Approx. 168 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!

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