6.3/10
213
4 user 2 critic

Der Stern von Afrika (1957)

Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

Director:

Writers:

, (story)
Reviews

Watch Now

With Prime Video

WATCH NOW

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In the winter of 1943, against the background of battle scenes, a young German Lieutenant who increasingly distrusts the inhuman Nazi ideology struggles with the concept of war.

Director: Frank Wisbar
Stars: Joachim Hansen, Wilhelm Borchert, Wolfgang Preiss
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In 1939 German U-boat captain Günther Prien receives orders to infiltrate the British Royal Navy base at Scapa Flow and sink British warships.

Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Dieter Eppler, Sabine Sesselmann, Joachim Fuchsberger
Breakthrough (1979)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In 1944 a German sergeant gets involved in an anti-Hitler conspiracy, and saves the life of an American colonel.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Richard Burton, Rod Steiger, Helmut Griem
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

1941, the Third Reich seems to be winning the war. Luftwaffe (air force) general Harry Harras enjoys the good life as highly respected technician and Berlin ministry/ HQ official. However ... See full summary »

Director: Helmut Käutner
Stars: Curd Jürgens, Viktor de Kowa, Karl John
08/15 (1954)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Paul May
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Helen Vita, Paul Bösiger
Cross of Iron (1977)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Dick Powell
Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Stars: Heinz Weiss, Wolfgang Büttner, Edgar Mandel
Stalingrad (1993)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.

Director: Joseph Vilsmaier
Stars: Dominique Horwitz, Thomas Kretschmann, Jochen Nickel
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II.

Director: John Sturges
Stars: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Harald Reinl
Stars: Joachim Fuchsberger, Antje Geerk, Ewald Balser
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Peer Schmidt ...
Carl Lange ...
Hauptmann Krusenberg (as Karl Lange)
Werner Bruhns ...
Werner Haydenreich
Alexander Kerst ...
...
Major Schliemann
Johannes Grossmann ...
Unteroffizier Weiss
Gisela von Collande ...
Mutter Marseille
Arno Paulsen ...
Vater Marseille
...
Unteroffizier Klein
Siegfried Schürenberg ...
Rektor
...
(as Hans Hermann Schaufuss)
Edit

Storyline

Biographic Movie of the German fighter ace, who was killed in a plane crash after over 150 kills in North Africa.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

26 June 1959 (Spain)  »

Also Known As:

Hauptmann Marseille  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Hansjörg Felmy. See more »

Soundtracks

Stern von Afrika
Music by Hans Martin Majewski
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
As empty as the African sky
29 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

I watched this film right after a screening of Käutner's "Grosse Freiheit Nr 7", which premiered in December 1944. And suddenly I realized, what it is that makes Käutner's film a true masterpiece: "Star of Africa", even though a "war" film, lacks the atmosphere of war totally. It is a superfluous, totally empty film with nothing much in it to recommend it. "Grosse Feiheit", which doesn't show a single swastika (neither does "Star of Africa" to that matter) is nevertheless shrouded heavily into that special gloomy mood, which tells us that there is a REAL war out there, a war that is soon to be lost for good; and that's what makes one film tense and bitterly sad, while the other film, though heavy with air fights, battlefield situations and actual footage (thrown quite pointlessly here and there), is reminiscent of a fifties TV show.

This film (both English dubbed and subtitled version) can be ordered from International Historic Films.


9 of 17 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 4 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page