Bulgaria East Germany Director Konrad Wolf

Production: DEFA (Berlin) and Studiya za igralni filmi (Sofia); black and white, 35mm; running time: 93 minutes; length: 2,513

meters. Released March 1959, Berlin and Sofia. Filmed 1958 in Bulgaria.

Screenplay: Anzhel Wagenstein; co-director: Rangel Vulchanov; photography: Werner Bergmann; editor: Christina Wernicke; sound: Erich Schmidt; production designer: Jose Sancha; music: Simeon Pironkov; costume designer: Albert Seidner.

Cast: Sasha Krusharska (Ruth); J├╝rgen Frohriep (Walter); Erik S. Klein (Kurt); Stefan Peichev (Uncle Petko); Georgi Naumov (Blazhe); Ivan Kondov (Ruth's father); Milka Tuikova (Police officer); Stiliyan Kanev (The "Doctor"); Naicho Petrov (Police officer); Elena Hranova (Old Jewish woman); Albert Zahn (Soldier on duty); Hannjo Hasse (Captain); Hans Fiebrandt (Soldier); Tsonka Miteva (Mutsi); Waltraut Kramm (Mutsi's girlfriend); Trifon Dzhonev (Schmied); Leo Konforti (The nervous Jew); Gani Staikov (Feverish person); Avram Pinkas (Water carrier); Luna Davidova (Pregnant Jew); Petar Vasilev (Jewish merchant); Milka Mandil (Jewish merchant); Marin Toshev (Jew with cigarettes); Bella Eschkenazy (Jew with girl); Kancho Boshnakov (Greedy Jew); Georgi Banchev (Woodcutter); Yuri Yakovlev (Soldier at the station).

Awards: Cannes Film Festival, Special Jury Prize, 1959; Edinburgh Film Festival, First Prize and Honorary Diploma, 1959.

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