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Himmel ohne Sterne

BR Deutschland 1955 Spielfilm

Summary

Sky Without Stars

One of the few German films of the 1950s that deals critically with contemporary conditions. Young Anna Kaminski is living right at the inner German border in Thuringia. Her son, whose father got killed in the war, is living with his grand parents in Bavaria, just a few kilometres away, in West Germany. To see him regularly, Anna is clandestinely crossing the border. On one of her crossings, Anna meets the Bavarian border policeman Carl Altmann. The West German helps Anna to get her son illegally to East Germany, and then they fall in love with each other. But the only place where they can meet is an abandoned train station between the borders. Finally, Anna wants to flee with her son to the West sector but the border becomes more and more tight – and the story of their love takes a tragic, and fatal end.

 

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Cast

Producer

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Camera operator

Production design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Cast

Producer

Line producer

Unit production manager

Location manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 13.07.1955 - 12.09.1955: Ludwigstadt, Naila, Wolfratshausen, Töpen u.a.; Bavaria Atelier München-Geiselgasteig
Duration:
2951 m, 108 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,33
Video/Audio:
s/w, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.10.1955, 10806, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 14.10.1955, Nürnberg, Phoebus-Palast;
TV-Erstsendung: 19.12.1963, ZDF

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Himmel ohne Sterne

Versions

Original

Länge:
2951 m, 108 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,33
Bild/Ton:
s/w, Ton
Prüfung/Zensur:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.10.1955, 10806, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Aufführung:

Uraufführung (DE): 14.10.1955, Nürnberg, Phoebus-Palast;
TV-Erstsendung: 19.12.1963, ZDF

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1956
  • Filmband in Silber, Bester Nachwuchsschauspieler
  • Filmband in Silber, Beste Nachwuchsschauspielerin
  • Filmband in Silber, Beste männliche Nebenrolle
  • Filmband in Gold (ex aequo >Teufel in Seide<), Nächstbester abendfüllender Spielfilm
Bambi 1956
  • künstlerisch wertvollster deutscher Film
FBW 1955
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll