Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Thanks to Mike Ferguson for the following information.
“Schiwago (Film) managed a major coup by lassoing cult thesps Pierre Brice and Gojko Mitic for Carsten Fiebeler’s upcoming western “Der letzte Ritt” (The Last Ride). The Gallic Brice and Yugoslav-born Mitic remain hugely popular in Germany. While Brice enjoyed a massive following in West Germany in the 1960s for his “Winnetou” movie series, Mitic attracted adulation in East Germany during the same period portraying gallant Native Americans in that country’s politically correct Westerns, among them 1967’s “Chingachgook, die grosse Schlange,” based on James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Deerslayer.” In the bittersweet “Last Ride,” Brice and Mitic play aging Native Americans and former tribal adversaries who together undertake their final journey.” – Variety
Other’s on board for the film are actors Rinaldo Talamonti, Tim Wilde, Charles Rettinghaus, Horst Wüst
Story and Screenplay by Carsten Fiebeler
Music composer Charles Weller