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Jakob Heim is stopped by the police in the ghetto because he allegedly did not keep to the curfew. As his penalty, he must report to the Commander. On the radio at the police station, he hears that the Red Army is advancing. New hope for himself and his fellow sufferers! He secretly passes on the news to the others, pretending that he has his own well-hidden radio equipment. He becomes a hero in spite of himself and the faith of all those in the ghetto hangs on his invented news reports.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1974
Director Frank Beyer
Screenplay Jurek Becker
Cinematography Guenter Marczinkowsky
Rita Hiller
Joachim Werzlau
Cast Erwin Geschonneck, Vlastimil Brodsky, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Blanche Kommorell
Producer Herbert Ehler
Production Company DEFA/Berlin
Runtime 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Mono
Festivals Berlin 1975, Zlín 2015
Awards Silver Bear Berlin 1975
German Distributor PROGRESS Film-Verleih/Berlin

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