Thomas Kretschmann (pronounced [ˈtoːmas ˈkʁɛtʃman]; born 8 September 1962) is a German actor. His notable film roles include Lieutenant Hans von Witzland in Stalingrad (1993), Hauptmann Wilm Hosenfeld in The Pianist (2002), Hermann Fegelein in Downfall (2004), Major Timothy Cain in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2005), Captain Englehorn in King Kong (2005), Major Otto Remer in Valkyrie (2008), the voice of Professor Z in Cars 2 (2011), Hauptmann Peter Kahn in Stalingrad (2013). He also appeared as Baron Wolfgang von Strucker in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).
Kretschmann was born in Dessau, East Germany, on 8 September 1962. Before he became an actor, Kretschmann trained to become an Olympic swimmer. At the age of 19, he decided to escape from East Germany and began a month-long trek to reach West Germany. During this trek, part of his finger was lost but surgically reattached. Kretschmann crossed four borders and three countries (Hungary, Yugoslavia and Austria) with nothing other than his passport and the equivalent of $100 in his possession.
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American Traitor: The Trial of Axis Sally
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Marvel Studios: Legends
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A first-time captain leads a convoy of allied ships carrying thousands of soldiers across the waters of the Black Pit to the front lines of WW2. In order to give the allies a chance to win the war, th...
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
This saga explores an exciting mix of the supernatural and the reality of 1938 Los Angeles, a time and place deeply infused with Mexican-American folklore and social tension.
Waiting for Anya
Jo, a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada, helped to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain during the harrows of WWII.
The Windermere Children
The project to rehabilitate child survivors of the Holocaust on the shores of Lake Windermere was the first of its kind.
Dragged Across Concrete
Two policemen, one an old-timer, the other his volatile younger partner, are suspended when a video of their strong-arm tactics becomes the media's cause. Low on cash and with no other options, these ...
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Simon Templar, also known as The Saint, was asked by a desperate rich man to find his kidnapped daughter. Simon needs to face a danger from his past.
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A Taxi Driver
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The dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin is the subject of this dark odyssey. Human appetites can be fulfilled.
Four Against the Bank
Four men, betrayed by the bank, unite to take revenge.
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The Blue Mauritius
Five international thieves meet in Cape Town to steal the most valuable stamp in the world.
Avengers: Age of Ultron
When Tony Stark tries to restart a program that goes awry, Earth's Mightiest Heroes are put to the ultimate test. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from implementi...
Hitman: Agent 47
A woman and an assassin are looking for a father.
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Captain America: The Winter Soldier
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The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden
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The inspiring saga of the World Cup and the three men who created it is brought to life in an epic, untold story. Three men were driven by their vision and passion to make the World Cup a reality. The...
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Im Leben von …
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Jonathan Harker was entranced by the Count when he visited the castle. The count has designs on Harker's wife.
Resident Evil: Retribution
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The Sinking of the Laconia
The true story of the Allied ship Laconia, which was sunk in WWII by a German U-Boat, surfaced against orders to rescue the civilian crew.
Hostel: Part III
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What a Man
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The family of a German linguist live with an indigenous tribe in the country.
The Big Bang
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Rabbit Without Ears 2
Two years have passed. A man and a woman are in a relationship.
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The Young Victoria
As the only legitimate heir of England's King William, teenage Victoria gets caught up in the political machinations of her own family. Victoria's mother wants her to sign a order so that she can marr...
A TV-Movie about the life of Romy Schneider.
The comedy-drama is about the collapse of two marriages.
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The father was killed by a group of assassins. After a leather-clad sexpot drafts him into the society, he hones his innate killing skills and becomes an avenger.
The Nazi Col was wounded during World War II. Claus von Stauffenberg was involved in a plan to kill Hitler. He becomes a central player when the events unfold so that he leads the coup and kills the F...
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The Sea Wolf
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The true story of Lufthansa Flight 181, which was hijacked by the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in October of 1977, and the noble efforts of stewardess Gabriele Dillmann to ensure the ...
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Why Men Don't Listen and Women Can't Read Maps
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Wild Chicks in Love
Five teenage girls navigate the twists and turns of their complicated emotional lives and learn the secrets of the heart through their friendship.
Hitler's plan for the final solution was based on the final confession of Adolf Eichmann, who was executed in Israel.
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The Eighth Blunder of the World
The reel was used in Peter Jackson's King Kong.
Recreating the Eighth Wonder: The Making of 'King Kong'
Peter Jackson directed King Kong after The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The immense project from start to finish is followed in this documentary. This film may be more difficult to complete than the oth...
The Celestine Prophecy
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When three men learn an ancient secret for immortality, one defects to use it for evil. The other two must stop him before he lures their loved ones into a path of destruction. Set against the backdro...
In Enemy Hands
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In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerced his cast and crew to travel to Skull Island, where they encountered Kong, a giant ape who was immediately enamored with the leading lady.
Have No Fear: The Life of Pope John Paul II
The eventful life of a humble Polish priest who once decried the pomp of the Catholic Church "a circus" and labeled the Pope a "prisoner of the Vatican" before ascending to the papal throne is explore...
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Germany is on the verge of defeat in April of 1945, with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, the capital of the Third Reich...
The Karate Dog
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Head in the Clouds
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Resident Evil: Apocalypse
A small group of elite soldiers saved the daughter of the creator of the T-viruses. The group is racing against time as they face off against zombies, Lickers, and the most sinister foe yet.
An investigation into a serial killer leads two detectives to discover that Dr. Frankenstein and his creature are still alive after two centuries of genetic experiments.
A man who grew up as an orphan finally gets to meet his father. During WWII, Mengele performed genetic experiments on concentration camp refugees.
In the distant future, Earth is occupied by ancient gods and genetically altered humans. When a god is sentenced to death he seeks a new human host and a woman to bear his child.
The vampire community has changed. Vampires who consume victims with bloodlust transform unlucky victims into Reapers. Humans and Vampires would be wiped out by the plague.
Wadysaw Szpilman was a pianist in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city are forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work in a café, and when his family is deported in 1942, he stay...
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24 is an American television series that is syndicated around the world. The real time method of narration is used in every episode of the season.
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In the middle of World War II, the battle under the sea rages, and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. After a wrecked U-boat sent out an emergency signal,...
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Dana, a failed movie actress who lies for and protects her daughter, is a devious teenage girl who befriends and kills anyone who comes between her and her mother. If looks could kill, they'd look lik...
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The proud queen of the Persians refused to come to show off her beauty to the guests. The king banned her from ever entering his presence again, and ordered the most beautiful young virgins in the lan...
Total Recall 2070
The first broadcast of Total Recall 2070 was on the Canadian television channel CHCH-TV in 1999. It was syndicated in the US with edits to remove nudity, violence and strong language. The 1990 film To...
Sydney Fox is a professor and globe-trotting "relic hunter" who looks for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the descendants of the original owner. She has a linguistic assistant and a secr...
Lana thinks it is her duty to steal the first diamonds ever discovered in Germany when an exhibition of them is announced. Lana is a very good diamond thief. She is caught by Tim because of a screw, t...
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Predicting dependence on technologies.
While attending a Hollywood premiere with a famous action star, a crazed fan pulls a gun, but her movie hunk turns into a cowardice, and it's Vallery who becomes the hero. Suddenly, she's thrown into ...
The Princess and the Pauper
There is a fairy tale about a prince and a princess.
David Bradley, stars as the roguish soldier Anthony Rand, who follows a ruthless general back through time in a last ditch attempt to save the universe.
The King of Scandia's son was an Arthurian legend. After the King is exiled by an evil leader, the Prince goes to Camelot to get the help of King Arthur in restoring his family's power and preventing ...
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La dernière fête
The story of Marquise De Prie, the wife of Marquis De Savoy and the mistress of King Louis XV.
Alarm for Cobra 11: The Motorway Police
The series was set in Berlin.
Marching in Darkness
The seedy world of soldiers who prostitute themselves to supplement their income is discovered by a young recruit to the Italian army. Before he leaves this world, he must decide if he should bring pr...
The Stendhal Syndrome
A young policewoman goes insane while tracking down an elusive serial rapist/killer through Italy, when she herself becomes a victim of the brutal man's obsession.
Mary, Alice and Joan talk about their love affairs at the pool every Sunday. Mary leads her love life. She was raped in a nightclub. A woman learns she is pregnant. Alice has a difficult relationship ...
A warm summer night - waiting for the bus - observations.
Wir zusammen allein mit dir
Wolf is a young man who works in a kindergarten. One day, a strange woman leaves her child at the kindergarten and does not return. So, Wolf takes the small boy with him home. As he falls in love anot...
A married couple has problems and he wants to solve them by consulting a Psychiatrist. When the doctor tells them that they are the same age as a good looking younger woman, they are surprised. She be...
The night of August 24, 1572 is known as the Massacre of St. There is a person named Bartholomew. There is a religious war in France. The Hugenot King Henri of Navarre and the sister of the immature C...
Linda went to work for Ed Leland just before World War II. Linda volunteered to work for Ed in the fight against Hitler. Linda was assigned to uncover information about a German bomb in order to disco...
The Warrior's Heart
There was a love story during the Second World War. Ann Mari is a nurse in the Winter War of 1939-40 between Finland and the Soviet Union where she falls in love with a Finish soldier. They settle dow...
Felix fell in love with Thomas in East-Berlin. They keep their relationship going by regular visits from Felix, but he has to return every evening because of the curfew. Thomas decided to flee to the ...
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