In this challenging miniseries, five young Germans, lifelong friends, are seen to experience the horrors of World War II. While decorated officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) and his younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling) prepare to serve in the military, and Charlotte (Miriam Stein) volunteers as a nurse, Greta (Katharina Schüttler) pursues a singing career while struggling to maintain a romantic relationship with Viktor (Ludwig Trepte)─who is Jewish. With Mark Waschke, Sylvester Groth. 4 2/3 hrs. total on two discs. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: German Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English; featurette; theatrical trailers. In German with English subtitles.