The Battle of Tannenberg Line, often referred to as the Battle of the European SS. WWII. 1944. The bloodiest conflict on the Eastern Front. Volunteer infantry battalions from Denmark, East Prussia, Flanders, Holland, Norway and Wallonia within the Waffen-SS fight off Soviet Army's thrust at Germany.
Half of the SS infantry consists of local Estonian conscripts motivated to resist the looming Soviet re-occupation of their small country. Motivated until they meet their brothers in the Soviet Army. Men brought out of Siberian labour camps and now returning home. Today 70 years on, the makers of Estonia's biggest ever box-office success â€œNames in Marbleâ€, try to show the hopes, aims and drama of these men and the ones close to them as objectively as possible. A thrilling war movie, full of action, love, tears and laughter takes us back to one of the most controversial events in history.
The International Military Tribunal at Nuremburg declared the SS to be a criminal organization, but exonerated the Baltic Waffen-SS units. The US Displaced Persons Commission in September 1950 and other decisions by Western Allies have drawn the same distinction.
Genre: Historic drama
Director: Elmo NÃ¼ganen
Producer: Kristian Taska
Coproducers: Ilkka Matila, Maria Avdjushko
Screenwriter: Leo Kunnas
Cast: Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan ÃœkskÃ¼la and Maiken Schmidt
Specs: 100 min, DCP, Dolby Digital
Market screening: Feb 6th, 10:40, CinemaxX 11