5 June
Directed byFritz Kirchhoff
Written byWalter Ulbrich
Produced byWalter Ulbrich
CinematographyWalter Pindter
Edited byWalter Wischniewsky
Music byGeorg Haentzschel
Distributed byUFA
Release date
  • 25 August 1942 (1942-08-25)
Running time
99 minutes

5 June (German: Der 5. Juni) is a 1942 German war film directed by Fritz Kirchhoff and starring Carl Raddatz, Joachim Brennecke and Karl Ludwig Diehl. The film depicts the events of 1940 when German forces successfully invaded France. It was shot on location in France and Germany. Constant changes to the film, often at the request of the German military, led to large cost overruns.[1] In November 1942, the film was banned by the Minister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda Joseph Goebbels for unspecified reasons. It has been speculated that Goebbels thought the film was not entertaining enough or wished to avoid offending the Vichy government of France.[2]

Main cast


  1. ^ Kreimeier p. 347
  2. ^ Eltin p. 177