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The Bunker (2001)

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Cpl. Baumann
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LCpl. Schenke
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Sgt. Heydrich
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Lt. Krupp
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Pvt. Engels
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Nicholas Rutherford ...
Deserter (as Nick Rutherford)
Simon D'Arcy ...
SS officer (as Simon Darcy)
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Seven German soldiers are enclosed in one bunker during the Second World War. They soon feel surrounded by enemies. When they hear about the tunnel-system beneath the bunker and some mystic events that had occurred in this place, they soon begin to go mad... Written by Benjamin Stello

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During their first night in the bunker, when Kreuzmann is expressing his worries to Ebert about an American attack and the bunker being "not quite right," at the end of the conversation he says "God with us." Aside from being an obvious religious statement, it also refers to the saying that was inscribed on Germany Army belt buckles: "Gott mit uns" or "God with us." This was also common inscription on armour in the German military until the end of the Third Reich, and has a history and usage in Germany dating back as far as the Teutonic Order. See more »

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When Schenke fires his P38, the slide locks back, indicating the magazine is empty. Yet he fires a few rounds more in the next scene, without any reload in between. See more »

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LCpl. Schenke: Deserted or dead, either way, we can forget them.
Cpl. Baumann: Oh, you're all heart, Schenke.
LCpl. Schenke: [Slaps Cpl. Baumann] Shut your mouth, you bloody coward! You had your chance to find them, from what I hear, you prefer to hide away in the dark and do nothing!
Cpl. Baumann: If you're looking for a fight, Schenke, you'll have to try harder than that! When will you realize I am not fighting the same war as you?
LCpl. Schenke: Isn't that the truth?
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Facing the Guilty and Fear
3 December 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 1944, in the Belgian – German border, seven German soldiers survive an American attack in the front and lock themselves in a bunker to protect the position. Under siege by the enemy and with little ammunition, they decide to explore underground tunnels to seek supplies and find an escape route. While in the tunnel, weird things happen with the group.

I have recently seen the South Korean movie "R-Point" (2004), which efficiently explores the idea of "The Bunker" – scary and ambiguous journey to hell of the innermost fear of a group of soldiers, in an intelligent screenplay. Now I find that "The Bunker" is a 2001 movie, which has the originally of the concept, but unfortunately the confused screenplay does not work well. The acting is good, but the development of the plot could be better and better. For those viewers that also find that something is missing in the story, I strongly suggest seeing "R-Point" for comparison of what "The Bunker" could have been with some improvements. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "The Bunker – Em Guerra Contra o Medo" ("The Bunker – In War against the Fear")


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