The Ritchie Boys

 

Film Info

Country Germany, Canada
Language Hebrew, German, English
Year of Release 2004
Running Time 90 minutes

Crew

Director Christian Bauer
Writer Christian Bauer

Cast

Victor Brombert Werner Angress
Fred Howard Philip Glaessner
Rudy Michaels Si Lewen
Richard Schifter Morris Parloff
Guy Stern Hans Spear

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Synopsis

The Ritchie Boys is the riveting, untold story of a group of young men who fled Nazi Germany and returned as soldiers in U.S. uniforms. They knew the psychology and the language of the enemy better than anyone. In Camp Ritchie, Maryland, they were trained in intelligence and psychological warfare. Determined, bright, and inventive, they fought their own kind of war; they were victors, not victims.

Reviews

Variety Magazine

“Conveys all the emotional contrasts of terror and comedy shown in good war movies”

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The Boston Globe

In 1943, US military officials classified Werner Gans as an enemy alien. Within 18 months they changed their mind and trained the German Jew to be a spy.

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New York Daily News

These cerebral boys became the haunted men who do their best to share their experiences with us, even as they know we'll never truly understand... 

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Awards

Shortlisted for the Academy Awards 2005 in the category of Best Documentary Feature

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