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Dean Reed (scenario)
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Release Date:
1 January 1978 (East Germany) See more »
Victor Jara is one of the most popular singers in Chile. In 1973 he is arrested by the military and his body is found dead. See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Dean Reed ... El Cantor
Friederike Aust ... Janet
Gerry Wolff ... Henry
Thomas Wolff ... Manuel
Djoko Rosic ... José (as Georgi Rositsch)
Damyan Antonov (as Damjan Antonow)
Wladimir Jotschew
Dimitrina Savova (as Dimitrina Sawowa)
Christina Sotirowa
Alexander Patino
Georgi Gerov (as Georgi Gerow)
Stella Amandowa
Frank Bey
Isabel Orejana
Nikola Dadov (as Nikola Dadow)

Stefan Pejchev (as Stephan Peitschew)
Georgi Shirokov (as Georgi Schirokow)
Ana-Maria Venegas ... Daughter of El Cantor
Roxana Gonzales ... Daughter of El Cantor
Alvaro Leo Camu
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edwin Marian ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Dean Reed 
Writing credits
Dean Reed (scenario)

Wolfgang Ebeling (scenario collaborator)

Original Music by
Karel Svoboda 
Cinematography by
Hans Heinrich 
Film Editing by
Ruth Ebel 
Production Design by
Heinz Röske 
Art Direction by
Heinz Röske 
Costume Design by
Inge Kistner 
Makeup Department
Karin Kirbst .... makeup artist
Brigitte Welzel .... makeup artist
Frank Zucholowsky .... makeup artist (as Frank Zucholowski)
Production Management
Herbert Hoffmann .... unit manager
Heinz-Peter Linse .... unit manager
Gerrit List .... production manager
Manfred Peetz .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Bodo Schmidt .... assistant director
Art Department
Jochen Hamann .... set builder
Sound Department
Gerhard Ribbeck .... sound
Thomas Richter .... sound
Günter Witt .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Dieter Jäger .... assistant camera
Günter Sahr .... assistant camera
Music Department
Gisela Steineckert .... lyrics translation
Other crew
Cesar Manuel Calderon .... advisor
Margit Schaumäker .... script editor
Clodomiro Almeyda .... thanks for collaboration
Aparcoas .... thanks for collaboration
Hernan del Canto .... thanks for collaboration
Víctor Jara .... dedicatee
Isabel Parra .... thanks for collaboration
Ángel Parra .... thanks for collaboration (as Angel Parra)
Alejandro Rojas .... thanks for collaboration

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Also Known As:
"El cantor" - East Germany (original title)
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East Germany:80 min | USA:90 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Germany:12 (DVD rating) (2010)

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Looking for a copy of El Cantor - Dean Reed movie, 18 September 2006
Author: icuong from United States

I'm a big fan if Dean Reed and I've been looking his movie "El Cantor"- The Singer - for many years, and so far I've got no lucks. If you have the movie, I would like to buy it, or just a copy from you. I grow up in Saigon, Vietnam. In late 70's and early 80's, the Vietnam government controlled all the media, news and television. Vietnamese only could see movies from Cuba, Russia, or West Germany at that time. Dean Reed's movie was popular in West Germany, and his movie had been showed in my country, and people was in love with his image as a "hero", who fought for the poor (like us at that time). I do remember the first time I saw "El Cantor" - and I cried in the end, and Dean Reed was my hero since. I really appreciate if you can contact me and let me have a copy from of this movie from you. Thank you!

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