Overview

Cologne towards the end of the Second World War. The city is in ruins, everyone is afraid, many are dead. It is a time of great inhumanity. Cologne’s young Edelweiss Pirates refuse to submit to the pressure of the Nazi regime. They fight with the Hitler Youth and scrawl anti-war propaganda on walls. Karl is an Edelweiss Pirate; his younger brother, Peter, is in the Hitler Youth movement. The two young men have been alone ever since their mother’s death in a bombing raid; their father is serving at the front, and their older brother, Otto, has been killed in action. Otto’s financée, Cilly, is doing her best to survive the war with her children. Carl is trying to help her.

  1. Niko von Glasow

    Director, Writer

  2. Kiki von Glasow

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Bela B.

    Bela B.

    Hans Steinbrück

  2. Ivan Stebunov

    Ivan Stebunov

    Karl Ripke

  3. Simon Taal

    Peter Ripke

  4. Anna Thalbach

    Anna Thalbach

    Cilly Serve

  5. Jochen Nickel

    Jochen Nickel

    Josef Hoegen

Full Cast & Crew

The Edelweiss Pirates

Recommendations

We don't have enough data to suggest any movies based on The Edelweiss Pirates. You can help by rating movies you've seen.

Facts

Original Title Edelweißpiraten

Status Released

Release Information

  • August 29, 2004
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language German

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget -

Revenue -

Genres

Keywords

Content Score

86

Almost there...

Top Contributors

Popularity Trend

By signing up for an account on TMDb, you can post directly to Twitter and Facebook.

You need to be logged in to continue. Click here to login or here to sign up.

Global

s focus the search bar
p open profile menu
esc close an open window
? open keyboard shortcut window

On media pages

b go back (or to parent when applicable)
e go to edit page

On TV season pages

(right arrow) go to next season
(left arrow) go to previous season

On TV episode pages

(right arrow) go to next episode
(left arrow) go to previous episode

On all image pages

a open add image window

On all edit pages

t open translation selector
ctrl+ s submit form

On discussion pages

n create new discussion
w toggle watching status
p toggle public/private
c toggle close/open
a open activity
r reply to discussion
l go to last reply
ctrl+ enter submit your message
(right arrow) next page
(left arrow) previous page