The two-part RTL Television film “Hindenburg” premieres February 6 and 7, 2011:
Based on RTL’s description of the film, viewers shouldn’t expect too much historical accuracy; it is a completely fictionalized love story (view another trailer) between a poor but good-looking airship designer and the daughter of a treacherous American family (sound familiar?) on a doomed ship filled with Gestapo agents, Luftwaffe pilots, escaping Jews, and a jester. (See cast information and description in German.)
The movie includes political intrigue, romantic rivalries, murder, the obligatory time bomb, and a dog trained to raise his paw in a Hitler salute.
The 1975 Robert Wise film The Hindenburg with George C. Scott and Anne Bancroft also took historical liberties, but at least the sets were scrupulously accurate. (Read a review of “œThe Hindenburg” (1975): Fact & Fiction)