The Rats

  • 1955
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Drama

This very depressing look at postwar Germany stars Schell as a pregnant girl from East Germany who has been abandoned by her lover. When the baby is born, she gives it to another woman, who has wanted a child for a long time, but has been unable to conceive. This sets the stage for a conflict between the two women over the child. The acting, production,...read more

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This very depressing look at postwar Germany stars Schell as a pregnant girl from East Germany who has been abandoned by her lover. When the baby is born, she gives it to another woman, who has wanted a child for a long time, but has been unable to conceive. This sets the stage for a

conflict between the two women over the child. The acting, production, and script are fine, yielding a very bleak and realistic view of the plight of the German people after the war.

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This very depressing look at postwar Germany stars Schell as a pregnant girl from East Germany who has been abandoned by her lover. When the baby is born, she gives it to another woman, who has wanted a child for a long time, but has been unable to conceiv… (more)

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