I completely concur, this film is a remarkable and compelling work of art, made all the more so by the presence and performance of the young Edmund Moeschke in the central role
I have posted inquiries here at imdb about Moeschke's later life and fortunes, but as yet, have received no replies
like many others who have seen, and been greatly moved by, the film, I sincerely hope Moeschke found good fortune, peace, and health in his life, and I thank him for the wonderful work he did in this film
For me this film was always one of (if not THE) best film of neo-realism. Even better than "Bicycle Thieves" or "Rome - Open City"!
"A voice from behind me reminds me. Spread out your wings you are an angel."
"Even better than "Bicycle Thieves"
You must be joking!
I just wish things had turned about better for Edmund. Everyone just let him down.
"Two more swords and I'll be Queen of the Monkey People." Roseanne
I was struck by a parallel between what the common German people bore after the war, with what the German Jews faced prior to it--deprivation and desperation. Bitter irony.