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Blue Bird ()

Blauvogel (original title)
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In the middle of the 18th Century, the Ruster family immigrates to the United States. The father, a former farm laborer, leads a hard life as a settler along with his family. One day the nine year-old George, his second-youngest son, is... See more »

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Robin Jaeger ...
George 'Blauvogel' Ruster (child)
Gabriel Marian Oseciuc ...
George 'Blauvogel' Ruster (adult) (as Gabriel Oseciuc)
Jutta Hoffmann ...
Mildred Ruster
Kurt Böwe ...
John Ruster
Jörg Foth ...
George Catlin
Egon Günther ...
Archie
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Andrew
Niculina Ursaru ...
Malia (child)
Anca Szonyi ...
Malia (adult)
Ileana Mavrodineanu ...
Mittagssonne
Gheorghe Patru ...
Kleinbär
Petrut Traian ...
Weißhaar
Gheorghe Haliu ...
Fuchs
Vasile Popa
Adrian Mihai
Gerd Nissler
Niculae Peniuc
Ion Angelescu-Moreni
Anja Scheinert
Marina Krogull
Carl-Hermann Risse
Norbert Speer
Valentin Loghin
Alexandru Virgil Platon ...
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Directed by

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Ulrich Weiß

Written by

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Gerd Gericke ... (dramatisation)
 
Anna Jürgen ... (novel)
 
Ulrich Weiß ... (writer)

Music by

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Peter Rabenalt

Cinematography by

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Otto Hanisch

Film Editing by

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Helga Krause

Production Design by

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Hans Poppe

Costume Design by

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Günther Pohl

Makeup Department

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Kurt Adler ... makeup artist
Detlef Schulze ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Hans-Erich Busch ... production leader
Manfred Peetz ... production manager
Peter Schlaak ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Jörg Foth ... assistant director

Art Department

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Günter Kriewitz ... construction coordinator
Marianne Poppe ... set builder (as Marianne Poppe-Willmann)
Georg Wüstenberg ... property master

Sound Department

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Rosemarie Linde ... sound
Christian Müller ... assistant sound
Gerhard Ribbeck ... sound mixer

Stunts

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Doru Dumitrescu ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dietmar Kleist ... assistant camera (as Dietram Kleist)
Norbert Kuhröber ... camera operator

Thanks

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Gheorghe Albescu ... thanks
Gheorghe Balasoiu ... thanks
Nicolae Corjos ... thanks
Dumitru Iliescu ... thanks
Valeriu Ivan ... thanks
Gheorghe Pîrîu ... thanks
Vinicius Stinghe ... thanks

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Plot Summary

In the middle of the 18th Century, the Ruster family immigrates to the United States. The father, a former farm laborer, leads a hard life as a settler along with his family. One day the nine year-old George, his second-youngest son, is kidnapped by Iroquois. He is taken in by an Indian family in the place of a deceased son and receives the name "Blue Bird." The boy has homesickness and difficulties accustoming to the customs of the Indians. But gradually he begins to feel at home with them, and advances to a full-fledged member of his new community. As the regular white settlers are attacked, he feels more associated with the Indians than with his former people. After the victory of the English over the French in 1763, all of the captured white settlers are to be exchanged for the captured Indians, including George/Blue Bird. He decides to remain with the Indians. Written by DEFA Film Library

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Also Known As
  • Blue Bird (United States)
  • A szőke indián (Hungary)
  • Porwany przez Indian (Poland)
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  • 96 min
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