Die Ratten

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Die Ratten
Directed byRobert Siodmak
Written byJochen Huth
StarringMaria Schell
Curd Jürgens
Heidemarie Hatheyer
Gustav Knuth
Ilse Steppat
Release date
  • 6 July 1955 (1955-07-06)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryWest Germany

Die Ratten (English: The Rats) is a 1955 West German drama film directed by Robert Siodmak. It is an adaptation of the play The Rats by Gerhart Hauptmann which transferred the story in the early fifties, shortly after the Second World War. It tells the story of the destitute Pole Pauline, who sells her illegitimate baby for a few hundred Deutsche Mark to the childless forwarder's wife Anna John. The film won the Golden Bear award.[1]



  1. ^ "5th Berlin International Film Festival: Prize Winners". berlinale.de. Retrieved 2010-12-16.

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