East german cinema

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It took a cue from the Soviet Union to thaw the ice. In 1974, when tensions between West Germany and the Communist states had lessened as a result of West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik strategy of rapprochement, the Soviets sent a film to take part in the festival's competition. East Germany took part the following year with Frank Beyer's film "Jakob der Lügner" ("Jacob the Liar). The DEFA entry even won a Silver Bear for its leading actor Vlastimil Brodsky, who plays a Jew living in an Eastern European ghetto during the Nazi occupation.

East german cinema

east german cinema


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