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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.

Director:

Werner Herzog

Writer:

Werner Herzog
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Cast

Credited cast:
Peter Brumm Peter Brumm
Georg Eska Georg Eska
Karl-Heinz Steffel Karl-Heinz Steffel
Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg 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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Country:

West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1967 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Defesa Sem Precedentes do Forte Deutschkreuz See more »

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Mono

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1.33 : 1
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The main location is Schloss Deutschkreutz, which is an Austrian castle close to the border with Hungary (only about 1,5 km / 1 mile away). From 1945 to 1955 the castle was used by the Soviet army, but they abandoned it later. Since 1966 it belongs to the artist Anton Lehmden, who is restoring the castle. The beautiful Renaissance building is open to the public on weekends during the summer (May 15th - Sept. 15th) and there is no entrance fee. See more »

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Referenced in Filmstunde: Filmstunde 1 (1991) See more »

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Mostly of interest for its director
26 August 2007 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

A group of young men break into an old deserted castle and find some uniforms and become soldiers. On the soundtrack the narrator speaks of the history of the building and eventually talks of the necessity of war.

Clever look at how boys playing war may end up taking it too far. Its a bit one note and is probably a couple of minutes too long, however there are some intriguing moments such as the change that happens as the uniforms are put on or how the military mind is ultimately operating in an us or them mode. Its not the sort of thing that one need watch more than once, but its an okay time passer. Mostly its real interest lies with anyone who's a fan of director Werner Herzog. All others may not feel the need to see it.


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