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Frisions in Distress (1935)

Friesennot (original title)
The peaceful life of a village of Frisions by the river Volga is troubled by the arrival of a troop of Red Guards led by the inhuman commissary Tschernoff.Not only content to mistreat the ... See full summary »





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Cast overview:
Friedrich Kayßler ...
Jürgen Wagner
Helene Fehdmer ...
Kathrin Wagner
Kommissar Tschernoff
Jessie Vihrog ...
Das Mädchen Mette
Klaus Niegebüll
Ilse Fürstenberg ...
Dörte Niegebüll
Kai Möller ...
Hauke Peters
Fritz Hoopts ...
Ontje Ibs
Martha Ziegler ...
Wiebke Detlevsen
Gertrud Boll ...
Telse Detlevsen
Maria Koppenhöfer ...
Frau Winkler
Marianne Simson ...
Hilde Winkler
Franz Stein ...
Christian Kröger
Aribert Grimmer ...
Kommissar Krappien


The peaceful life of a village of Frisions by the river Volga is troubled by the arrival of a troop of Red Guards led by the inhuman commissary Tschernoff.Not only content to mistreat the brave villagers led by no-nonsense young man Jürgen Wagner, he makes Mette, a girl born from a Frision man and a Russian woman, his mistress. Outraged, the villagers expel the girl who takes refuge in the marshes. The Bolsheviks are prompt to react, one of them raping a young Frision girl. The Frisions, in desperation, set fire to their village after slaughtering the "Reds" and head for a new motherland, Nazi Germany maybe... Written by Guy Bellinger

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25 October 1936 (USA)  »

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One of the rare movies regularly shown to the Hitlerjugend, "Friesennot" was banned for diplomatic reasons (the German-Soviet Pact of Non-Aggression running from 23-8-1939 to 22-6-1941) before being re-released in 1941 under the title of "Dorf im roten Sturm". See more »


Edited into Deutschland, erwache! (1968) See more »

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This movie was slow
23 September 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes this movie was slow. I can't under stand the German but it sound a little amateurish. Its about a tiny closes narrow minded community in ,Russia,Who's being under siege by Russian troops, For whom the Mayor, or the German word Burgermiester, played by Fiederich Kayssler as Jurgen Wagner appeases until things Get worse. But about the death penalty against the girl Mettie, played by Jessie Vihrog, when her step parents Klaus and Dortie,played by Herman Schomberg and Ilse Furstenberger, find out about Mettie is having an affair with the Commisar Tchernoff,played by Valery Inkijinoff,When they found out she was about to show him the guns that they were going to use on them, the death penalty is strange.They force her into the bogs and marshes . Commisar do not agree with the revolution, It seems he searches for her half the day.By night the community finds her dead.How did she die? She would have been only starving. There's some incomplete explanations, here. Most of the time you see the villagers brooding around about how to get rid of the soldiers as they are taking advantage of them. Klaus and having an Argument with Jurgen , at the church and other places, on what can be done about this, Jugren continues to appease. Then a rape situation almost happens , with one of the soldiers, against Hilde Winkler,played by Marrianne Simpson. But she is rescued by her blond and fat Aryan boyfriend, who's a blacks smith,I can't determine what actor played him, it might of been Kai Moller?. Then that's, that . The Jurgens agrees with Klaus. Half of the men start target practice with hand guns. Half the day the soldiers get drunk and play the balalaika, One of the soldiers get so drunk, in their church, he pulls the cross of Jesus down and tears it apart. Well that makes it easier for the citizens to get rid of them. They do. They shoot all the soldiers and burn their whole village down and move back to Germany. Family values are sure not united together. Available at Reichs Kino and Warfilms .com. For the sake of history it still entertaining. This is not a new movie. 09/22/11

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