5 June (film)
|Directed by||Fritz Kirchhoff|
|Produced by||Walter Ulbrich|
|Written by||Walter Ulbrich|
Karl Ludwig Diehl
|Music by||Georg Haentzschel|
|Edited by||Walter Wischniewsky|
|25 August 1942|
5 June (German: Der 5. Juni) is a 1942 German war film directed by Fritz Kirchhoff and starring Carl Raddatz, Joachim Brennecke and Karl Ludwig Diehl. The film depicts the events of 1940 when German forces successfully invaded France. It was shot on location in France and Germany. Constant changes to the film, often at the request of the German military, led to large cost overruns. In November 1942 the film was banned by the Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels for unspecified reasons. It has been speculated that Goebbels thought the film was not entertaining enough or wished to avoid offending the Vichy government of France.
- Carl Raddatz as Feldwebel Richard Schulz
- Joachim Brennecke as Gefreiter Eickhoff
- Karl Ludwig Diehl as Generalmajor Lüchten
- Gisela Uhlen as Luise Reiniger
- Paul Günther as Hamann
- Ernst von Klipstein as Oberleutnant Lebsten
- Gerhard Geisler as Stabsfeldwebel Eickhoff
- Hans Richter as Norbert Nauke
- Josef Kamper as Klawitter
- Werner Völger as Retzlaff
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