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The Boat Is Full (1981)

04/25/1981 (US) DramaHistoryWar 1h 41m
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During World War II, Switzerland severely limited refugees: "Our boat is full." A train from Germany halts briefly in an isolated corner of Switzerland. Six people jump off seeking asylum: four Jews, a French child, and a German soldier. They seek temporary refuge with a couple who run a village inn. They pose as a family: the deserter as husband, Judith as his wife, an old man from Vienna as her father, his granddaughter and the French lad, whom they beg to keep silent, as their children. Judith's teenage brother poses as a soldier. The fabrication unravels through chance and the local constable's exact investigation. Whom will the Swiss allow to stay? Who gets deported?

  1. Markus Imhoof

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Tina Engel

    Tina Engel

    Judith Krueger

  2. Hans Diehl

    Hans Diehl

    Hannes Krueger

  3. Mathias Gnädinger

    Franz Flueckiger

  4. Curt Bois

    Curt Bois

    Lazar Ostrowskij

  5. Martin Walz

    Olaf Landau

  6. Ilse Bahrs

    Mrs. Ostrowskij

  7. Gerd David

    Karl Schneider

  8. Simone


  9. Laurent


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The Boat Is Full
The Boat Is Full

Original Title Das Boot ist voll

Status Released

Original Language German

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