By Way of the Stars

Overview

A 19th century Prussian boy still reeling from the untimely death of his mother finds his life thrown into chaos when his father is wrongfully imprisoned in a classical adventure tale written by Marlene Matthews and directed by Allan King. Lukas' Zachary Bennett mother has just died in childbirth, and as his embittered grandfather departs for Canada hoisting the brunt of the blame on Lukas' innocent father, Karl Christian Kohlund, it appears as if his family will be torn apart forever. Things only get worse, ...
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Overview

A 19th century Prussian boy still reeling from the untimely death of his mother finds his life thrown into chaos when his father is wrongfully imprisoned in a classical adventure tale written by Marlene Matthews and directed by Allan King. Lukas' Zachary Bennett mother has just died in childbirth, and as his embittered grandfather departs for Canada hoisting the brunt of the blame on Lukas' innocent father, Karl Christian Kohlund, it appears as if his family will be torn apart forever. Things only get worse, however, when, after witnessing a murder by malevolent nobleman Count Otto von Lebrecht, Lukas learns that his father has been accused of Count Otto's bloody transgression. After being forced into indentured servitude for Baron von Knabig Günther Maria Halmer, Lukas makes the acquaintance of Baroness Ursula Gema Zamprogna, her kindly mother, and Nathan the Peddler Jan Rubes, a generous man who aids the young boy in orchestrating a daring escape for himself and his father. When the escape goes awry and Lukas and his father aren't able to flee together, the young boy and Ursula begin a harrowing voyage to the New World as the vengeful Otto tracks their every move. As the young boy's father makes a desperate journey north to Canada in hopes of reuniting with his child, Lukas and Ursula struggle to survive a deadly smallpox outbreak, elude a pair of nefarious kidnappers, and find their way out of the vast Canadian wilderness.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/5/2008
  • UPC: 622237238027
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Source: Sullivan
  • Time: 2:29:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,266

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zachary Bennett
Gema Zamprogna
Christian Kohlund
Anja Kruse
Hannes Jaenicke
Jan Rubes
Dominique Sanda
Tantoo Cardinal
Michael Mahonen
Technical Credits
Allan King Director
Bernd Burgemeister Associate Producer
Trudy Grant Executive Producer
Marlene Matthews Screenwriter
Gordon McClellan Editor
Kevin Sullivan Producer
Sabine Tettenborn Associate Producer
John Welsman Score Composer
Mairin Wilkinson Editor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- By Way of the Stars
2. Introduction [22:40]
3. Murder [21:32]
4. Escape [8:28]
5. Steaming Away [16:23]
6. New York [15:58]
7. Across Divide [9:53]
8. Camp Trail [24:52]
9. Indians! [11:33]
10. Fire! [14:10]
11. Reunited [4:16]
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