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Die letzte Brücke (1954)

A German nurse gets sent to the front because she gives medical aid to a wounded Serbian partisan during World War II.

Director:

Helmut Käutner

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Helmut Käutner (screenplay), Norbert Kunze (screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Schell ... Dr. Helga Reinbeck
Bernhard Wicki ... Boro
Barbara Rütting ... Militza
Carl Möhner ... Martin Berger
Pavle Mincic Pavle Mincic ... Momcillo
Horst Hächler Horst Hächler ... Leutnant Scherer
Robert Meyn Robert Meyn ... Stabsartz Dr. Rottsieper
Zvonko Zungul Zvonko Zungul ... Partisan Sava
Tilla Durieux Tilla Durieux ... Mara
Fritz Eckhardt Fritz Eckhardt ... Tilleke
Janez Vrhovec Janez Vrhovec ... Partisan Vlaho
Walter Regelsberger Walter Regelsberger ... Nachrichtensoldat
Steffie Schwarz Steffie Schwarz ... Oberschwester
Bata Stojanovic Bata Stojanovic ... Partisan
Stevan Petrovic Stevan Petrovic ... Partisan Ratko (as Stevo Petrovic)
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A German nurse gets sent to the front because she gives medical aid to a wounded Serbian partisan during World War II.

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Drama | War

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Country:

Yugoslavia | Austria

Language:

German | Serbo-Croatian | English

Release Date:

18 February 1954 (Yugoslavia) See more »

Also Known As:

Le dernier pont See more »

Filming Locations:

Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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How could she bridge the gap?
6 September 2003 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

"Die Letzte Brücke" was the movie which put Maria Schell on the map:it is probably her best part:emotion to the fore,sentimentality kept to economical levels -which was not always so in her later films.Her portrayal of a German doctor kidnapped by Yougoslavian partisans is unforgettable.

At the beginning,the young doctor is an earnest and dedicated but a bit superficial woman,who does not ask herself any questions.She never talks about politics with the staff in the hospital.When she falls into the enemy's hands,she's not certain of having God on her side anymore.Her heroism will not come overnight,it will be a long time before she discovers the absurdity of war .

Admirable sequences:the old grandma ,giving a dead's shoes to the doctor ,to help her relieve the suffering world;the German prisoner,who refuses medical cares because "she's a traitress";the finale ,with Schell crossing "the last bridge" to bring medicine to the "others".

Barely ten years after the end of WW2,it was a courageous movie,coming from the Federal Republic of Germany.Although it occasionally lapses into melodrama (notably the doctor's fiancé),it's still relevant today.


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