They Called Him Amigo

(Sie nannten ihn Amigo)

GDR, 1958, 60 min, B&W
In German; no subtitles
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Synopsis

A glaring poster in front of the house states "Wanted - Escaped murderer and robber! 5000 Marks Reward!" Rainer, known as Amigo, spots a man wearing a convict's uniform with a red sign on it, in a junk shed. He now knows exactly who is being hunted: a political prisoner from a concentration camp.

 

The year is 1939, and Amigo is aware of the danger that helping such people entails. One day, the thirteen year-old boy is himself taken off to a concentration camp.

Awards

1959 Bronze Medal, Film Festival of the Vienna Festival of Youth and Students
1959 Heinrich Greif Prize, Class 1 (Helmut Bergmann, Heiner Carow, Claus Küchenmeister, Wera Küchenmeister)

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