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The Bridge

Director: Bernhard Wicki Run Time: 103 min. Release Year: 1959 Language: German

Starring: Folker Bohnet, Frank Glaubrecht, Fritz Wepper, Karl Michael Balzer, Michael Hinz

A group of German boys are ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the “blood and honor” Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge. The film is based on a West German anti-war novel of the same name, written by Gregor Dorfmeister.


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