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Die Brücke
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Release Date:
1 May 1961 (USA) See more »
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They look for love in a world of violence!
Plot:
In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 15 wins See more »
User Reviews:
That's the way it was See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Folker Bohnet ... Hans Scholten
Fritz Wepper ... Albert Mutz
Michael Hinz ... Walter Forst
Frank Glaubrecht ... Jurgen Borchert
Karl Michael Balzer ... Karl Horber
Volker Lechtenbrink ... Klaus Hager
Günther Hoffmann ... Sigi Bernhard
Cordula Trantow ... Franziska
Wolfgang Stumpf ... Stern
Günter Pfitzmann ... Heilmann
Heinz Spitzner ... Fröhlich
Siegfried Schürenberg ... Lt. Colonel
Ruth Hausmeister ... Mrs. Mutz
Eva Vaitl ... Mrs. Borchert
Edith Schultze-Westrum ... Mother Bernhard
Hans Elwenspoek ... Mr. Forst
Trude Breitschopf ... Mrs. Forst
Klaus Hellmold ... Mr. Horber
Inge Benz ... Sigrun
Til Kiwe ... Knight of the Iron Cross
Edeltraut Elsner ... Barbara
Vicco von Bülow ... Stabsfeldwebel
Georg Lehn
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Horst Bergmann
Johannes Buzalski ... Wounded Soldier

Peter Fernandez ... (voice: English version)
Heini Göbel ... Feldwebel Verpflegung
Kurt Habernoll ... Unteroffizier

Buck Henry ... (voice: English version)
Herma Hochwarter ... Dienstmädchen bei Forst
Emil Huneck ... Zivilist
Alexander Hunzinger ... Gefreiter
Ira Lewis ... (voice: English version)
Hans Oettl ... Polizist
Alfons Teuber
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Directed by
Bernhard Wicki 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Manfred Gregor  novel
Michael Mansfeld  writer
Karl-Wilhelm Vivier  writer
Bernhard Wicki  uncredited

Produced by
Hermann Schwerin .... producer
Jochen Schwerin .... co-producer
Hans Wolff .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Hans-Martin Majewski 
 
Cinematography by
Gerd von Bonin 
 
Film Editing by
Carl Otto Bartning 
 
Production Design by
Heinrich Graf Brühl 
Peter Scharff 
 
Costume Design by
Josef Wanke 
 
Makeup Department
Jonas Müller .... makeup artist
Alfred Rasche .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Hans Drake .... production manager
Withold Grünberg .... unit manager
J.M. von Wolffersdorf .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Holger Lussmann .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Eugen Eberl .... special props: weapons
Theodor Gomolka .... props
Sylvester Schimpke .... props
 
Sound Department
Oskar Sala .... sound effects
Willi Schwadorf .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Karl Baumgartner .... pyrotechnician
Eugen Eberl .... weapons
Erwin Lange .... pyrotechnician
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Franz Ausböck .... assistant camera
Gabriele Du Vinage .... still photographer
Horst Fehlhaber .... second camera operator
Paul Filipp .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
G. Dreyer .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Günter Braun .... production accountant
Rudolf Fichtner .... location manager (as Rudi Fichtner)
Ruth Girkon .... script editor
Karl Hellmer .... location manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Die Brücke" - West Germany (original title)
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Runtime:
103 min
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Trivia:
None of the tanks shown in the movie are real. Since the German army still did not have any tanks in 1959, Bernhard Wicki had to have wooden models constructed, they were then placed on top of a truck chassis. The wheels can clearly been seen under the "tank" body.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The wheels can clearly been seen under the "tank" body.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Die Nacht der Regisseure (1995)See more »

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62 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
That's the way it was, 24 February 1999
Author: anonymous from Vancouver, Canada

I lived through that time, I was seventeen, and I know fourteen year olds were fighting to the last " boy ". The realism of this film still takes me back to '45. It happened that way.

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