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Sharks and Little Fish

 
Title: Sharks and Little Fish
Original title: Haie und kleine Fische
Format: three hours
Starring: Hansjoerg Felmy
Sabine Bethmann
WOLFGANG (1) Preiss
Heinz Engelmann
Horst Frank
Siegfried Lowitz
Directed by: Frank Wisbar
Produced by: Produced by Willy Zeyn-Film GmbH in association with Beta
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Sharks and Little Fish

Young aviation cadet Marseille is only interested in flying; the troubles simmering in Europe in the late 1930s mean little to him. When the war breaks out, he is sent to Africa, where his reckless flying on the front wins him the admiration of his superiors. He soon gets a special leave to return to Germany, where he is paraded as a hero. There he meets the young teacher Brigitte and falls in love with her. Troubled by her critical views, he starts thinking about the absurdity of the war but returns to the front when his leave is over. On his next mission, he is forced to eject himself from his damaged plane, but his parachute does not open, and the 22-year-old pilot plunges to his death.