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Pioneers in Ingolstadt (1971)

Pioniere in Ingolstadt (original title)
Berta, a naive young maid, searches for love when the army engineers come to town to build a bridge.

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Berta
Harry Baer ...
Karl
Irm Hermann ...
Alma
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Fabian Unertl
Walter Sedlmayr ...
Fritz Unertl
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Feldwebel
Carla Egerer ...
Frieda (as Carla Aulaulu)
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Max
Burghard Schlicht ...
Klaus
Elga Sorbas ...
Marie
Gunter Krää ...
Gottfreid
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Berta, a naive young maid, searches for love when the army engineers come to town to build a bridge.

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19 May 1971 (West Germany)  »

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Recruits in Ingolstadt  »

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DEM 550,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Karl: You ain't got much time. Tomorrow we're strangers.
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connections vs. divisions
30 January 2015 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was one of the leaders of New German Cinema in the 1970s. His movies often looked at Germany in the wake of WWII, and he directed almost nonstop before dying of a drug overdose in 1982. One of his early movies was "Pioniere in Ingolstadt", based on a Marieluise Fleißer play. Premiering in 1928, the play focused on the mending of a bridge by a group of army members. The people in the nearby town steal some of the wood to build a diving board. As a result, an endeavor which could have united the army and the townspeople ends up dividing them.

The setting of Fassbinder's movie is ambiguous; it looks like a cross between the 1920s and 1960s. Also, the movie emphasizes the recruits' taking sexual advantage of the women in the town, and how one of the women longs for a more meaningful relationship. In the end, this isn't Fassbinder's best movie but an OK one. His best movies are probably "The Marriage of Maria Braun" and "Veronika Voss".


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