Sky Without Stars

Directed by Helmut Käutner

A rare screening of this emotional tale of star-crossed lovers kept apart by the deadly divide of the border between West and East Germany. Anna’s son is being raised in the West by his grandparents. Her attempt to steal him away to the East leads to romance with West German border guard Karl. They regularly meet in the dangerous no-man’s land to plan a life together in the West. “One of the most underrated masterpieces of German cinema of the fifties.” Goethe Institut catalogue

109 minutes

Country of origin:
West Germany

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