08 19 Oct '24
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Rainer Simon

Die Frau und der Fremde (The Woman and the Stranger)

Edition 1985
98' - 1985 - Historical, Drama - Dialogue: German
Director: Rainer Simon Composer: Reiner Bredemeyer With: Joachim Lätsch, Peter Zimmermann, Kathrin Waligura
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. 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.

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Rainer Simon


Reiner Bredemeyer


Joachim Lätsch, Peter Zimmermann, Kathrin Waligura


Rainer Simon, Leonhard Frank

Director of Photography

Roland Dressel


Helga Gentz


Manfred Renger

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Countries of production

East Germany

Screenplay based on

"Karl und Anna" (Leonhard Frank)



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