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The Star of Africa (1957)
"Der Stern von Afrika" (original title)

 -  Drama | War  -  26 June 1959 (Spain)
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Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joachim Hansen ...
Hans-Joachim Marseille
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Brigitte
Hansjörg Felmy ...
Robert Franke
Horst Frank ...
Albin Droste
Peer Schmidt ...
Answald Sommer
Carl Lange ...
Hauptmann Krusenberg (as Karl Lange)
Werner Bruhns ...
Werner Haydenreich
Alexander Kerst ...
Major Niemeyer
Albert Hehn ...
Major Schliemann
Johannes Grossmann ...
Unteroffizier Weiss
Gisela von Collande ...
Mutter Marseille
Arno Paulsen ...
Vater Marseille
Christian Doermer ...
Unteroffizier Klein
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Rektor
Hans Hermann Schaufuß ...
(as Hans Hermann Schaufuss)
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Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

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Stern von Afrika
Music by Hans Martin Majewski
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As empty as the African sky
29 August 2005 | by (www.martsander.com) – See all my reviews

I watched this film right after a screening of Käutner's "Grosse Freiheit Nr 7", which premiered in December 1944. And suddenly I realized, what it is that makes Käutner's film a true masterpiece: "Star of Africa", even though a "war" film, lacks the atmosphere of war totally. It is a superfluous, totally empty film with nothing much in it to recommend it. "Grosse Feiheit", which doesn't show a single swastika (neither does "Star of Africa" to that matter) is nevertheless shrouded heavily into that special gloomy mood, which tells us that there is a REAL war out there, a war that is soon to be lost for good; and that's what makes one film tense and bitterly sad, while the other film, though heavy with air fights, battlefield situations and actual footage (thrown quite pointlessly here and there), is reminiscent of a fifties TV show.

This film (both English dubbed and subtitled version) can be ordered from International Historic Films.


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