Film Reviews

“I would bill Stalag Luft III - One Man’s Story this way — a love letter from a niece who wants future generations to know how much we owe the Greatest Generation.” — Tom Brokaw, Broadcaster, Author of The Greatest Generation



“This documentary is one of the most moving things I've witnessed in a long time. Your uncle was so exceptional, and your work is exceptional as well. This is an important historical piece of work, not just a phenomenal human interest story. I hope it is disseminated far and wide.” — Tammi from North Carolina



“Stalag Luft III - One Man's Story is a visually stunning act of immersion into the reality of the World War II air war, into the fascinating, funny, and horrifying daily realities of prison-camp existence, and into the life of a plainspoken Minnesota man whom suffering turned into an apostle of compassion. With visual effects as convincing as anything Hollywood has to offer, Woehrle's film places viewers in warplanes under fire and leads them inside the barbed wire of Stalag Luft III, where they get to meet the real-life counterparts of the characters in the 1963 film The Great Escape. The person they'll be most grateful to have met, though, is the story's protagonist and narrator, Woehrle's uncle Charles, who, in his courage, selflessness, and sense of humor, was the kind of man I want to be when I grow up.” — Jon Spayde, Senior Editor, Public Art Review 



Louise Woehrle has crafted a beautiful film about WWII and the ‘Greatest Generation’ as experienced through the life of her uncle, Charles Woehrle - a Bombardier in the ‘Mighty Eighth’ Air Force. Like many of his generation, Charles was a resourceful man making the most of his situation and looking out for his fellow man. Stalag Luft III - One Man’s Story is a wonderful film paying great tribute to the spirit of a generation. — Doug Bekke, Historian, Curator, Minnesota Military Museum



“Louise is a masterful storyteller. It was an honor to support her film and attend an incredible private screening at Patek Philippe in NYC. The story about Uncle Charles and his unbelievable experience during World War II and how it shaped him as a man is worthy of our attention. We can learn so much, in this day and age, from the "Greatest Generation," and be reminded of what it means to be a courageous, humble and loving human being. I did not have the privilege to meet Charles Woehrle while he was alive, but through this film, I got to know him and feel his expansive heart, and for that I am grateful.” — Sarah Bell Haberman, co-founder of Haberman Agency



“As he did for so many people, your uncle made an impact on my life and his story deserves — needs — to be spread far and wide these days.” — Justin Heaton, Writer, Hodinkee