The Bridge

The Bridge

Fritz Wepper
Director: Bernhard Wicki Cast: Fritz Wepper
Fritz Wepper
, Michael Hinz
Michael Hinz
, Frank Glaubrecht
Frank Glaubrecht
Bernhard Wicki

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/23/2015
UPC: 0715515149310
Original Release: 1959
Source: Criterion Collection
Region Code: A
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:43:00
Sales rank: 27,230

Special Features

New interview with writer Gregor Dorfmeister, on whose autobiographical novel the film is based New interview with filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff about the film's impact on German cinema Interview form 1989 with director Berrnhard Wicki Excerpt from a 2007 documentary by Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss, Wicki's widow, featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fritz Wepper Mutz
Michael Hinz Walter Forst
Frank Glaubrecht Jurgen Borchert
Karl Michael Balzer Karl Horber
Volker Lechtenbrink Klaus Hager
Cordula Trantow Franziska
Gunter Pfitzmann Cpl. Heilmann
Folker Bohnet Actor
Ruth Hausmeister Mrs. Mutz
Siegfried Schürenberg Lt. Colonel
Wolfgang Stumpf Stern
Edith Schultze-Westrum Mrs. Bernhard
Vicco Von Buelow Actor
Hans Elwenspoek Mr. Forst

Technical Credits
Bernhard Wicki Director,Screenwriter
C.O. Bartning Editor
Gerd von Bonin Cinematographer
Erwin C. Dietrich Screenwriter
Hans-Martin Majewski Score Composer
Michael Mansfeld Screenwriter
Hermann Schwerin Producer
Karl-Wilhelm Vivier Screenwriter

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