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The Bunker (2001)

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Germany, 1944. The forests of the Ardennes. A platoon of battle weary German soldiers, forced into confusion and retreat by advancing Allied forces, take refuge in an isolated Siegfried Line bunker.

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Rob Green

Writer:

Clive Dawson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Flemyng ... Cpl. Baumann
Andrew Tiernan ... LCpl. Schenke
Christopher Fairbank ... Sgt. Heydrich
Simon Kunz ... Lt. Krupp
Andrew Lee Potts ... Pvt. Neumann
John Carlisle John Carlisle ... Pvt. Mirus
Eddie Marsan ... Pfc. Kreuzmann
Jack Davenport ... LCpl. Ebert
Charley Boorman ... Pfc. Franke
Nicholas Hamnett Nicholas Hamnett ... Pvt. Engels
Peter McNeil O'Connor ... Corporal 1 (as Peter O'Connor)
Josh Cole Josh Cole ... Corporal 2
Iain McKee ... Private
Nicholas Rutherford ... Deserter (as Nick Rutherford)
Simon D'Arcy Simon D'Arcy ... SS officer (as Simon Darcy)
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Storyline

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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The evil is within.


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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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At one point a German general refers to George Patton's "Third Division." General Patton commanded the U.S. Third Army, an organization considerably bigger than a division. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Heydrich: Ebert's right, sir, without ammo we can't hold them.
Lt. Krupp: And I say they won't attack.
LCpl. Ebert: Why?
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Connections

References Suspiria (1977) See more »

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Facing the Guilty and Fear
3 December 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Millennium Pictures See more »
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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