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In this TV remake of the classic German war film, 16-year-old Walter and his friends are recruited to help defend a bridge near their town. What begins as a minor op becomes a life or death... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
François Goeske ... Albert Mutz
Franka Potente ... Elfie Bauer
Lars Steinhöfel Lars Steinhöfel ... Walter Forst
Robert Höller Robert Höller ... Klaus Schröder
Florian Heppert Florian Heppert ... Siegi Lindner
Daniel Axt ... Juergen Neuhaus
Toni Deutsch Toni Deutsch ... Karl Baermann
Alexander Becht Alexander Becht ... Ernst Scholten
Paula Schramm Paula Schramm ... Paula Fink
Michael Lott ... Standartenführer Forst
Christoph Hofrichter ... Herr Wenninger
Roman Jankovic Roman Jankovic ... American soldier
Heinrich Giskes Heinrich Giskes
Hedi Kriegeskotte Hedi Kriegeskotte ... Frau Mutz
Arvydas Lebeliunas Arvydas Lebeliunas ... Kushner


In this TV remake of the classic German war film, 16-year-old Walter and his friends are recruited to help defend a bridge near their town. What begins as a minor op becomes a life or death battle in which the idealistic young men confronted by the brutal reality of war. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

29 September 2008 (Germany) See more »

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The Bridge See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuldiga, Latvia See more »


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€3,400,000 (estimated)
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Surprisingly well detailed
25 March 2010 | by Shaolin_ApuSee all my reviews

The original Die Brücke could be that much appreciated work of art that the fact alone presents too many demands for any conceivable remake. I however found this one surprisingly good, and it certainly was not as bad as some people have claimed it to have been. Why to make just similar movie again?

Seven poorly trained schoolboys are given a mission to hold out against a strategically important bridge. Germany has a lack of manpower by spring 1945, schoolboys fight alongside with old men: the last remaining reserves of the Reich . And the boys are too young to grasp the hopelessness of the situation, unlike their leader who runs away. Movie doesn't anywhere show that the boys were ever trained, but apparently they have some basic training because they can assemble and use several weapons and they can move under cover.

Seven schoolboys hold out against seasoned American troops? Given that they have a good position with effective weaponry (plus the suggested basic training), and the American commander does not want to fight against children, they possibly could even make it. Weapon freaks will notice hereby a plentiness of rarely seen ww2 equipment, save for the one tank whose type I didn't recognize. Some effects are rather lame too, but I have seen worse and have still forgiven them. I give a relatively high rating because I didn't suffer as much watching it than these boys depicted.

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