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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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An underrated artwork from behind the Iron Curtain
26 August 2003 | by (Stoneham, MA) – See all my reviews

Yes, I saw this film myself back in Calcutta, India at the Goethe Institut. Unfortunately films such as these do not have any kind of DVD/VHS distribution at all. And that's not unusual. As I write, even the more well-known of the East European directors like Andrzej Wajda, Krzystof Zanussi have so little distribution. So no wonder others are relatively unheard of. Among the East Germans like Konrad Wolf (director of this one), I think Frank Beyer has one on DVD (Jakob the liar - that too probably after the success of its English remake), and Wolfgang Staudte has one with his 1946 masterpiece - The murderers are among us. Sorry I spoke so little about the film itself, but it's so frustrating that European arthouse is so much subordinated to Hollywood.


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