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A.k.a.
Stars
Year
1959
Runtime
91 min.
Director
Konrad Wolf
Genres
Drama, War
Rating *
7.5
Votes *
236
Checks
123
Favs
21
Dislikes
0
Favs/checks
17.1% (1:6)
Favs/dislikes
21:0
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  1. monty's avatar

    monty

    Vital to understanding both the film’s narrative and its production history is the fact that the Bulgarians demanded their Parliament and King defy the German order to deport the Bulgarian Jews, thereby saving nearly 50,000 people, despite the German occupation.

    Stars’ distribution history is a testament to Cold War politics. The first DEFA/Bulgarian co-production, it received prizes in Edinburgh and Vienna, and won the Special Jury Prize at the 1959 Cannes film festival but had to be billed as Bulgarian because of the Hallstein Doctrine—a measure used by Bonn to deny the status of the GDR as an independent state by simply not recognizing its existence.
    6 years 11 months ago
  2. Armoreska's avatar

    Armoreska

    This and Undertan must be the most officially listed GDR movies with 3 lists. 2 years 5 months ago
  3. mathiasa's avatar

    mathiasa

    Sterben ist nie besser. 6 years ago
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  1. This movie ranks #52 in iCM Forum's 500<400
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  2. This movie ranks #75 in The 100 Most Significant German Films
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  3. This movie ranks #121 in Doubling the Canon
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