Der Postmeister

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Der Postmeister
Directed by Gustav Ucicky
Release date(s)
  • 1940 (1940)
Country Germany
Language German

Der Postmeister (English: The Postmaster or The Stationmaster) is a 1940 German film directed by Gustav Ucicky.[1] Released during the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, it depicts Russians in a sympathetic light, unlike their depiction in such films as Friesennot before or GPU after.[2]

It was based on The Station Master, a short story from The Belkin Tales series by Alexander Pushkin.

At the Venice Film Festival, it won the Mussolini Cup for best foreign film.

Plot[edit]

The daughter of a stationmaster falls in love with a cavalry captain. He persuades her to run away with him to St. Petersburg, but she realizes there that he never intended to marry her.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New York Times: Der Postmeister (1940)". NY Times. Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. ^ Erwin Leiser, Nazi Cinema p43 ISBN 0-02-570230-0

External links[edit]

The Stationmaster (1940) at the Internet Movie Database