|Original title:||Die Brücke|
|Format:||two hours, HD|
|Directed by:||Bernhard Wicki|
|Produced by:||Produced by Fono-Film GmbH in association with Beta|
The BridgeThe Oscar-nominated classic by Berhard Wicki: An unrelenting account of teen-age boys drafted into the German army in 1945, as last resort effort to stem Allied invasion.
The famous and shocking anti-war movie from the fifties: eight boys, who are still under-age, are drafted into the Wehrmacht (German army) during the last days of the war in April 1945. Entirely unreasonable, they receive the order to defend a bridge against advancing American troops. Filled with fervour and patriotic enthusiasms, they believe that they must carry out their orders. But one by one they are killed while defending the bridge. When a group of German demolition troops is about to prepare the blasting of the bridge, the futility of the order becomes obvious. Only little Mutz survives and apathetically returns home.