This is one of the westerns that american singer/ actor Dean Reed made in the former east german republic DDR.
This guy apparently had leftist socialist beliefs and went to live there, after making
spaghettis in Italy for a few years.
You’d perhaps think that the old communist eastern europe was an unlikely place for making a western, but this is actually a really well-made and enjoyable film.
Apart from Reed, the film stars serbian actor Gojko Mitic, who made many westerns in east germany, and also the beautiful Gisela Freudenberg.
Blutsbrüder is basically a lovestory between a US Army officer and an indian girl. As you would expect it has some anti-american sentiments,but not in an excessive propaganda way.
It’s always nice to watch Dean Reed, he was good as Ballantine in Parolinis
Adios Sabata for instance. He even performs a little song on the disc before the main film starts. This is part of the main film, a little introduction, he speaks a few words in german too.
The dvd has only german audio, but even if you speak no german at all you can pretty much follow the story.
I would recommend this film to all fans of westerns, if you’ve seen classical westerns and spaghettiwesterns, you should also see a ComBloc western