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The Wife of the Returnee

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The Wife of the Returnee
Die Frau des Heimkehrers
Movie Poster
Country GER.jpg Germany
Directed by Gaby Kubach
Release Date March 3, 2006
Language English
Studio Regina Ziegler Filmproduktion
Ziegler Film & Company
Distributor ARD Degeto Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Eva Rombach Christine Neubauer
Karlheinz Rombach Timothy Peach
Sebastian Teinert Martin Feifel
Magdalena Kantor Eva-Maria Hagen
Julius Kantor Peter Sodann
Aramis Grégori Derangère

The Wife of the Returnee is a 2006 German television movie directed by Gaby Kubach based on memories of the author Felix Huby. Germany 1944: In the East, the war is entering its final phase, when soldier Karlheinz Rombach is given one last furlough and spends a few carefree hours with his wife Eva. While Eva's father Julius still believes in victory, Karlheinz looks forward to returning to the Eastern Front with trepidation and asks his friend Sebastian, who is exempt from military service due to a war injury, to look after his wife Eva and their son. When Karlheinz has still not returned four years after the end of the war, Eva gives up hope and gives in to Sebastian's cautious wooing. In the meantime, Karlheinz is released from Soviet captivity.

The following weapons were used in the film The Wife of the Returnee:


Walther P38

What appears to be a Walther P38 is seen in SS-Hauptsturmführer (Captain) Schmelzer's (Peter W. Bachmann) holster.

Walther P38 with black grips - 9x19mm
Schmelzer stands speechless with his just opened holster in which the bottom of the grip is visible.

Submachine Guns


Many Soviet soldiers are armed with PPSh-41s.

PPSh-41 with 71-round drum magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A Рядово́й (Ryadovóy; Private) with PPSh-41 takes Karlheinz prisoner.
Prison guards with their PPShs.
A guard carries his PPSh while taking Karlheinz away.
Two guards aim their PPShs at Karlheinz.

M1928 Thompson

Two American soldiers can briefly be seen with M1928 Thompsons with early 'simplified' rear sights and stick magazines.

M1928 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
The Thompson of the left soldier is equipped with a cutts compensator seen over his shoulder.
A view of the muzzle of the other Thompson.
Two distant views of the Thompsons while the soldiers are leaving.


Karabiner 98k

Karlheinz Rombach (Timothy Peach), Sebastian Teinert (Martin Feifel), Julius Kantor (Peter Sodann), and German soldiers use Karabiner 98ks.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Hitlerjugend squad stands guard with Kar98ks.
Unteroffizier (Sergeant) Karlheinz leads a reconnaissance squad with his Karabiner.
Another soldier of his squad carries a carbine which has a straight bolt handle.
Sebastian points his Karabiner at the SS-Mann.
Eight Karabiners gathered on a hay cart.

Sturmgewehr 44

A Sturmgewehr 44 is carried by one German soldier.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm Kurz
The Soldat (Private) behind Karlheinz with the StG 44.
Another view of the Sturmgewehr.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbines are carried by Soviet soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
A Soviet soldier aims his Mosin Nagant at the German patrol.
Two soldiers emerging from high grass hold their carbines.

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