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Cruise of eternity

 
Title: Cruise of eternity
Original title: Nacht fiel über Gotenhafen
Format: two hours
Starring: Sonja Ziemann
Gunnar Möller
Erik Schumann
Brigitte Horney
Mady Rahl
Erich Dunskus
Willy Maertens
Edith Schultze-Westrum
WOLFGANG (1) Preiss
Tatjana Iwanowa
Directed by: Frank Wisbar
Produced by: Production credits upon request

Cruise of eternity

The Film is based on a true event. In January 1945, the refugee ship ‘Wilhelm Gustloff' was hit by Russian torpedoes and sank with over 6000 passengers, mainly women and children. The destiny of the ship is closely linked to that of Maria Reiser, a wife of an officer on the eastern front. Maria is separated from her husband and falls in love with Hans, an officer on the ‘Wilhelm Gustloff'. Maria has a reunion with her husband during the German retreat from East Russia. The danger they find themselves in leads her husband to forgive her for having had an affair and all three are able to get to the relative safety of the refugee ship. When the ship sinks, Maria and the child are among the few survivors.