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The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz (1967)

Die beispiellose Verteidigung der Festung Deutschkreutz (original title)
Four guys break into an old castle and find uniforms and military equipment. They then prepare to defend it from an imaginary enemy.

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Credited cast:
Peter Brumm
Georg Eska
Karl-Heinz Steffel
Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg
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Four guys break into an old castle and find uniforms and military equipment. They then prepare to defend it from an imaginary enemy.

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A Defesa Sem Precedentes do Forte Deutschkreuz  »

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The main location is Schloss Deutschkreutz, which is an Austrian castle close to the border with Hungary (5 km away). The castle was used from 1945 to 1955 by the Sowjet military and was abandoned later. Since 1966 it belongs again to the artist Anton Lehmden, who is restoring the castle. See more »

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Mostly of interest for its director
26 August 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

A group of young men break into an old deserted castle and find some uniforms and become soldiers. On the soundtrack the narrator speaks of the history of the building and eventually talks of the necessity of war.

Clever look at how boys playing war may end up taking it too far. Its a bit one note and is probably a couple of minutes too long, however there are some intriguing moments such as the change that happens as the uniforms are put on or how the military mind is ultimately operating in an us or them mode. Its not the sort of thing that one need watch more than once, but its an okay time passer. Mostly its real interest lies with anyone who's a fan of director Werner Herzog. All others may not feel the need to see it.


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