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Die Frau und der Fremde (1985)

98 min | Drama, History

Karl and Richard, two German soldiers captured by the Russians in World War I, become very close friends-so close that Richard shares intimate stories about his wife, Anna. Through these stories, Karl falls in love with her in his thoughts...See moreKarl and Richard, two German soldiers captured by the Russians in World War I, become very close friends-so close that Richard shares intimate stories about his wife, Anna. Through these stories, Karl falls in love with her in his thoughts. When Karl escapes and goes to Richard's home, Anna knows he is not her husband. But although she tries to resist Karl's love, she feels a growing response to him. Then, one day, Richard returns... This beautifully shot work was the only East German film ever to win the Golden Bear at the West German Berlin International Film Festival. Shortly after this success, however, the film's distribution was suspended due to problems with the literary rights. After over 20 years, the film is now finally available again. Written by DEFA Film Library See less
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Leonhard Frank (novella "Karl und Anna") | Rainer Simon
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Jan 31, 1985 (East Germany)
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Peter Zimmermann
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Hans-Uwe Bauer
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Ulrich Mühe
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Herbert Sand
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Daniel Fries
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Mirko Haninger
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Reiner Heise
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Karl-Ernst Horbol
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Gertraud Last
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Jana Simon
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7.3 / 10 | 90 votes