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The Bridge ()

Die Brücke (original title)
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

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Folker Bohnet ...
Hans Scholten
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Albert Mutz
Michael Hinz ...
Walter Forst
Frank Glaubrecht ...
Jurgen Borchert
Karl Michael Balzer ...
Karl Horber
Volker Lechtenbrink ...
Klaus Hager
Günther Hoffmann ...
Sigi Bernhard
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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
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Wounded Soldier
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(voice)
Heini Göbel ...
Feldwebel Verpflegung
Kurt Habernoll ...
Unteroffizier
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(voice)
Herma Hochwarter ...
Dienstmädchen bei Forst
Emil Huneck ...
Zivilist
Alexander Hunzinger ...
Gefreiter
Ira Lewis ...
(voice)
Hans Oettl ...
Polizist
Alfons Teuber

Directed by

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Bernhard Wicki

Written by (WGA)

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Manfred Gregor ... (novel)
 
Michael Mansfeld ... (writer)
 
Karl-Wilhelm Vivier ... (writer)
 
Bernhard Wicki ... () (uncredited)

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Hermann Schwerin ... producer
Jochen Schwerin ... co-producer
Hans Wolff ... executive producer

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Hans-Martin Majewski

Cinematography by

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Gerd von Bonin

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Carl Otto Bartning

Editorial Department

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G. Dreyer ... assistant editor

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Heinrich Graf Brühl
Peter Scharff

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Josef Wanke

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Jonas Müller ... makeup artist
Alfred Rasche ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Hans Drake ... production manager
Withold Grünberg ... unit manager
J.M. von Wolffersdorf ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Holger Lussmann ... assistant director

Art Department

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Eugen Eberl ... special props: weapons
Theodor Gomolka ... props
Sylvester Schimpke ... props

Sound Department

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Oskar Sala ... sound effects
Willi Schwadorf ... sound

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Karl Baumgartner ... pyrotechnician
Eugen Eberl ... weapons
Erwin Lange ... pyrotechnician

Camera and Electrical Department

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Franz Ausböck ... assistant camera
Gabriele Du Vinage ... still photographer
Horst Fehlhaber ... second camera operator
Paul Filipp ... still photographer

Location Management

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Rudolf Fichtner ... location manager (as Rudi Fichtner)
Karl Hellmer ... location manager

Other crew

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Günter Braun ... production accountant
Ruth Girkon ... script editor

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the "blood and honor" Nazi ideology, stay to defend the useless bridge. Written by Miranda Callahan

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Also Known As
  • The Bridge (Canada, English title)
  • The Bridge (World-wide, English title)
  • The Bridge (United States)
  • Le pont (France)
  • El puente (Spain)
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  • 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 The wheels can clearly been seen under the "tank" body. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Bernhard Victor Christoph Carl von Bülow genannt Loriot (2008). See more »

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