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Stars (1959)
"Sterne" (original title)

 -  War | Drama  -  23 March 1959 (Bulgaria)
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The tragic love of the Jewish girl and the Nazi officer is presented as a symbol of human purity defeated by fascism and racial prejudice.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Sasha Krusharska ...
Ruth
Jürgen Frohriep ...
Walter
Erik S. Klein ...
Kurt
Stefan Pejchev ...
Bai Petko
Georgi Naumov ...
Blashe
Ivan Kondov ...
Ruth's father
Milka Tuykova ...
Partisan
Shtilyan Kunev ...
Doctor
Naicho Petrov ...
Police Govenor
Elena Hranova ...
Starata evreyka
Leo Conforti ...
Nervous jewish man
Grigor Vachkov ...
Montyor v rabotilnitzata
Yuriy Yakovlev ...
German officer
Itzhak Finzi ...
Jewish Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georgi Bantschew ...
Woodman
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Stationed in a Bulgarian village in 1943, Walter, an artist and corporal in the Wehrmacht, lives an almost idyllic life far away from the war. Then, a transit camp is set up for Jews arriving from Greece and awaiting transport to Auschwitz. Written by Anonymous

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The most impressive East German movie
18 October 2001 | by (HAmburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

Even the two German states co-existed side by side for almost 40 years the cultural exchange was a minimum. One thing, West Germans should learn from the neighbors is the fact how seriously the East German cinema treated the difficult subject of the holocaust. STERNE (Stars) is one of the most touching movies I've ever seen. The tragic love story between a Jewish school teacher and a German soldier is filmed with decency and careful respect. Off course there is no happy-end. The movie ends with a shattering close up of the Jewish girl Ruth (Sascha Kruscharska) - staring out of the death train's barred skylight. How sad that even a movie like this didn't reach the Western audience during the cold war.


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