Der Postmeister

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Der Postmeister
Directed by Gustav Ucicky
Starring Heinrich George
Hilde Krahl
Siegfried Breuer
Release date
  • 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. It was remade in 1955 as Dunja. An earlier version was the French film Nostalgie (1938) with Harry Baur, directed by Victor Tourjansky.

At the Venice Film Festival, Der Postmeister 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.

Cast[edit]

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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