Castles & Cottages
Schlösser und Katen

Castles & Cottages - Schlösser und Katen
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Castles & Cottages, Part 1 - Crooked Anton
'Castles & Cottages, Part 1: Crooked Anton' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. This two-part epic traces the development of a manor and farm in…
Castles & Cottages, Part 2 - Annegret's Homecoming
'Castles & Cottages, Part 2: Annegret's Homecoming' is part of a series of films from DEFA Film Library. This two-part epic traces the development of a manor and farm in…

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An enjoyable film. Well directed and well written. It gives an interesting perspective of historical events from the side of the GDR.

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