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The Bridge (Die Brucke)

Rating:No Rating
Release Date:January 1, 1959
Running time:103 minutes
Cast:Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht, Karl Michael Balzer
Director:Bernhard Wicki
Writer:Manfred Gregor, Michael Mansfeld, Karl-Wilhelm Vivier

Description: Bernhard Wicki's directorial debut, this is an excellent little film with little plot and no known names on the roster. In the final days of World War II, German teenagers join the Nazi army in a futile attempt to stop the enemy invasion. A sympathetic officer places the boys as guards of a seemingly unimportant bridge. The seven youths are thrown into battle when American tanks unexpectedly appear and try to cross the bridge. The film has a definite anti-war message.~ Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide

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