The Woman and the Stranger

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The Woman and the Stranger
Directed by Rainer Simon
Produced by DEFA-Studio
Written by Rainer Simon
Starring Kathrin Waligura
Siegfried Höchst
Joachim Lätsch
Katrin Knappe
Release date
31 January 1985 (East Germany)
February, 1985 (BIFF)
Running time
98 minutes
Country East Germany
Language German

The Woman and the Stranger (German: Die Frau und der Fremde) is a 1985 East German film directed by Rainer Simon. It is based on Leonhard Frank's novella "Karl und Anna" and tells the story of two friends in a POW camp during World War I. One of them escapes and forms a relationship with the other man's wife. After the war her husband returns. The film was entered into the 35th Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Golden Bear.[1]

It is a remake of Homecoming (1928).



  1. ^ "Berlinale: 1985 Prize Winners". Retrieved 2011-01-08. 

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