Das Wunder von Bern [videorecording] / Senator Film Verleih präsentiert eine Producktion der Little Shark Entertainment und Senator Film Produktion ; in Co-Produktion mit SevenPictures ; Produzenten, Tom Speiss, Sönke Wortmann, Hanno Huth ; Drehbuch, Sönke Wortmann, Rochus Hahn ; Regie, Sönke Wortmann.
Hamburg : Universal Pictures Germany, 2004.
Video 2 videodiscs (ca. 233 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
In German or dubbed English ; subtitles available in English, French, and Spanish.
DVD PAL ; Region 2 ; Dolby digital 5.1.
Summer, 1954. The Soviet Union is sending its prisoners of war home. Among them is the father of a quiet, football-loving 11-year-old, Matthias, who lives with his mother, sister and brother in a West-German mining town. The boy has long found a surrogate father in the local football player Helmut Rahn, who has "adopted" Matthias as his mascot. The return of the boy's father Richard casts a shadow over the once-happy family: broken by his years in captivity, Richard has trouble adapting to life in post-war Germany and alienates his family through his severity. For Richard, football is pointless, and so is the World Cup that's about to be held in Bern, Switzerland. Matthias, however, longs to be there with his idol, who's been chosen to play on the German team. Through his passion for the game and his fighting spirit, Matthias rekindles a love of life in his dad's heart. And so, as the final match of the World Cup begins, a little miracle of love and generosity leaps across borders to help another miracle occur - the victory of Helmut Rahn and the German team, the miracle of Bern.
Louis Klamroth, Peter Lohmeyer, Johanna Gastdorf, Mirko Lang, Birthe Wolter, Katharina Wackernagel, Lukas Gregorowicz, Peter Franke, Sascha Gopel, Knut Hartwig.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003. "Special edition 2-DVD-set". Special features: audio commentary from Sönke Wortmann & Peter Lohmeyer ; film and television trailers ; "the making of" ; "behind the scenes" ; interviews with the actors ; historical footage.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Harry E. Humphreys Book Fund.