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Title Isabel on the Stairs. [Kanopy electronic resource]

Publication Info. DEFA Film Library, 1983.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2019.
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (69 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Benjamin Mihan, Hort Hiemer, Irina Gallardo, Jaecki Schwarz, Jenny Gröllmann, Mario Krüger, Ruth Kommerell, Sandra Lill, Teresa Polle
Event Originally produced by DEFA Film Library in 1983.
Summary Twelve-year-old Isabel and her mother, who was a famous political singer, had to escape Chile after the 1973 military coup. Isabel’s father stayed behind fighting in the underground. For six years, they have lived in a new apartment building in East Berlin. At first, the neighbors made an effort to welcome them, but later became more distant. Isabel does not feel at home in the strange country. Not even her friendship to Philip, the neighbors’ son, can change her mind. Almost every day, Isabel sits on the stairs waiting for a letter from her father, from whom she has not heard for many years. Immediately after the coup, the GDR accepted over 2,000 political refugees. ISABEL ON THE STAIRS—in which the lead roles are played by Chilean exiles—describes the fate of Chileans in GDR exile in the late 1970s. Official positive statements about the presence of Chilean refugees contradicted the realities of life for the expatriates in the GDR. In the 1980s, many Chileans left the GDR for Western Europe or returned home.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject Motion pictures, German.
Foreign films.
Balts (Indo-European people).
German language.
Motion pictures.
Genre Feature films.
Added Author Unterberg, Hannelore, film director.
Mihan, Benjamin, actor.
Hiemer, Hort, actor.
Gallardo, Irina, actor.
Schwarz, Jaecki, actor.
Gröllmann, Jenny, actor.
Krüger, Mario, actor.
Kommerell, Ruth, actor.
Lill, Sandra, actor.
Polle, Teresa, actor.
DEFA Film Library (Firm), Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), Distributor.
Music No. 6371235 Kanopy
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