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The Bridge

Title: The Bridge
Original title: Die Brücke
Format: two hours, HD
Starring: Folker Bohnet
Fritz Wepper
Michael Hinz
Frank Glaubrecht
Directed by: Bernhard Wicki
Produced by: Produced by Fono-Film GmbH in association with Beta
Remastered in HD 

The Bridge

The 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.