SKU 5579

STERNE (Stars) (1959) * with switchable English subtitles *

Paul May Writer: Viktor Tourjansky (as Arnaldo Genoino) Stars: Freddy Quinn, Grit Boettcher, Vittoria Prada

Bulgaria, 1943: A trainload of Greek Jews bound for Auschwitz-Birkenau makes a stop at a town in southwest Bulgaria. The passengers are unloaded and placed into a school, which has been converted into a temporary transit camp. Passing the barbed-wire fence around the school, a Wehrmacht NCO, Walter, meets a young Jewess named Ruth and unwisely falls in love with her. His friend, Lieutenant Kurt, who runs the camp, decides to throw a little party and has the girl brought to the revelry. There, Walter has the chance to speak with her. Having grown indifferent to the suffering of others, his desire for Ruth awakens unexpected emotions in him and he soon comes to think differently about the war he's a part of. It isn't long before Walter is making contact with the Resistance in Bulgaria in an effort to prevent Ruth's eventual deportation to the gas chambers.

1943 lernt der deutsche Wehrmachtsunteroffizier Walter in einer bulgarischen Stadt die griechische Jüdin Ruth kennen, die gemeinsam mit anderen Juden nach Auschwitz deportiert werden soll. Durch Ruth beginnt Walter, ernsthaft über die Geschehnisse um ihn herum und den Faschismus nachzudenken. Er nimmt Kontakt mit bulgarischen Widerständskämpfern auf, um Ruth die Flucht zu ermöglichen.

DVD-R is in German with switchable English subtitles. Approx. 87 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality! 


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STERNE, 7/10/2019 11:07 AM
From: Guest
a great film and very difficult to find...touching love story amidst the horror of Jewish transport trains during the Holocaust.
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