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Unter den Brücken (1946)

Two barge skippers fall in love with the same woman.

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Hannelore Schroth ...
Anna Altmann
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Hendrik Feldkamp
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Willy
Margarete Haagen ...
Landlady
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Vera, a waitress
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Girl in Havelberg
Walter Gross ...
Man on the bridge
Helene Westphal
Hildegard König
Erich Dunskus ...
Holl, ship captain
Klaus Pohl ...
Museum's employee
Helmuth Helsig ...
Muhlke - Café owner
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Two barge skippers fall in love with the same woman.

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15 September 1950 (West Germany)  »

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Hidak alatt  »

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Of his own films, Helmut Käutner considered this to be his best work. See more »

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Referenced in Auge in Auge - Eine deutsche Filmgeschichte (2008) See more »

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Auf der Bücke Tuledu
Music by Bernhard Eichhorn
Lyrics by Hans Leip
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A small miracle
21 November 1999 | by See all my reviews

This film was made in the last months of WWII. Because of the allied bombers flying over the set on their way to Berlin and because of the destruction of many locations shooting often had to be stopped and was resumed later when the alarm was over.

And yet "Unter den Brücken" became the most beautiful love-story in german cinema (apart from Ophüls' "Liebelei" of course) without any trace of propaganda. The acting of Hannelore Schroth is wonderfully natural even today and the cinematography reminds me of Jean Vigo's "L'Atalante" and Charles Laughton's "The Night Of The Hunter". This movie stands out as a real miracle and as a singular event in UFA history.


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