The Flight

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When Dr. Schmith's proposal for international research on infant mortality is rejected, he decides to leave East Germany and strikes a deal with an escape agency that promises him a leading position at a children's hospital in West Germany. But then the decision is reversed: the project is approved and his international colleagues want Dr. Schmith to head the GDR section. Moreover, he falls in love with his new colleague, Katharina. Schmith initially tries to ignore the arrangements he made with the escape agency, but they blackmail him. Things soon turn deadly...

  1. Roland Gräf

    Director, Screenplay

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  1. Trude Bechmann

    Zierliche Alte

  2. Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Armin Mueller-Stahl

    Dr. Schmith

  3. Jenny Gröllmann

    Jenny Gröllmann


  4. Gerhard Bienert

    Gerhard Bienert

    Schmiths Vater

  5. Carl Heinz Choynski

    Der Fremde

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The Flight


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Original Title Die Flucht

Status Released

Release Information

  • October 12, 1977


Original Language German

Runtime 1h 34m

Budget -

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