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The Day the Rains Came

Am Tag als der Regen kam

Directed by Gerd Oswald
West Germany, 1959
Drama, Crime


A group of young gangsters terrorise a town. One of the youths falls in love and tries to leave the gang. The gang leader tries to force him to take part in a robbery, but the boy calls the police. The leader suspects that the boy is the informant and tries to kill him.

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The Day the Rains Came Directed by Gerd Oswald

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  • josé neves's rating of the film The Day the Rains Came

    35mm, retrospective Federal Republic Of Germany 1949-63. The kiss was again before someone died, but this time Oswald didnt repeat the magnum opus which was his first film. Now and after the direction of many tv episodes all we have is a light (which is good, cinematography by Karl Löb) americanization of a german movie, as a tv version of a genre, properly anodyne. But the tittle is, again, good.

  • Terry_Moby's rating of the film The Day the Rains Came

    3.2 Oswalds erster deutscher Film. Eine Art Halbstarken-Portrait mit Mario Adorf (glänzend) als Chef der Kriminellen Jungstars. Die Regie ist "flott" (um im Jargon der Zeit zu bleiben), die Handlung dicht, die Bilder tiefenscharf und kontrastreich ausgeleuchtet. Fröbe übertreibt wie immer ein bisschen. Das Berlin der Fünfziger bietet einen starken Schauplatz. Also: kann man gucken!

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