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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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Minor short from Werner Herzog
23 April 2015 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

A gang of young men break into an abandoned castle, a place that was the site of an actual battle between Germans and Russians during World War II. They find military uniforms and weaponry there and proceed to don this gear and effectively become soldiers, setting up defences against attack by enemies unknown.

The Unprecedented Defence of the Fortress Deutschkreuz is a film director Werner Herzog made from the proceeds of a financial award he won for his screenplay for his later film, Signs of Life (1968). It's a very basic affair which has no synchronised sound and only a narrator. It's seemingly a satire on war, although I'm not sure if I really noticed to tell you the truth. It's definitely a very minor work from this German visionary though and will only be of interest to his fans most probably.


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