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Sky Without Stars (1955)

Himmel ohne Sterne (original title)
A border police officer helps a woman cross between West and East Germany with her son. Despite being increasingly united by love, the distance between them increases as border security tightens.

Director:

Helmut Käutner

Writer:

Helmut Käutner (based on his novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Erik Schumann ... Carl Altmann
Eva Kotthaus ... Anna Kaminski
Georg Thomalla ... Willi Becker
Gustav Knuth ... Otto Friese
Camilla Spira ... Elsbeth Friese
Erich Ponto ... Vater Otto Kaminski
Lucie Höflich Lucie Höflich ... Mutter Mathilde Kaminski
Rainer Stang Rainer Stang ... Jochen (as Rainer Stangl)
Horst Buchholz ... Mischa Bjelkin
Siegfried Lowitz ... Hüske
Otto Wernicke ... Inspektor Hoffmann
Wolfgang Neuss Wolfgang Neuss ... Vopo Edgar Bröse
Paul Bildt Paul Bildt ... Direktor Klütsch
Beppo Schwaiger Beppo Schwaiger ... Inspektor Henning
Joseph Offenbach Joseph Offenbach ... Polizei-Offizier
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A border police officer helps a woman cross between West and East Germany with her son. Despite being increasingly united by love, the distance between them increases as border security tightens.

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Genres:

Romance | Drama

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After Anna has brought Carl back to the border, she returns home to find her father still up and writing with pen and ink. The position of the ink bottle changes between shots. See more »

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Good movie, 7/10.
7 September 2004 | by riverprincessSee all my reviews

Anna (Eva Kotthaus) is a factory worker in East Germany. Her five-year-old son Jochen, lives with his grandparents in the West and Anna wants him to live with her, so she abducts him. Along the way she meets Carl (Erik Schumann) who helps her with her son and they fall in love. This was a good drama/romance that kept me interested from start to finish, but nothing special about it. 7 out of 10. I was surprised to see a young Horst Buchhholz who plays a Russian soldier in this. It probably was his first major role in a movie, and he definitely went on to bigger and better things in Hollywood.


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Country:

West Germany

Language:

English | German | Russian

Release Date:

2 April 1956 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Sky Without Stars See more »

Filming Locations:

Geiselgasteig, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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