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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 »


Wolfgang Panzer


Manfred Gregor (novel), Wolfgang Kirchner


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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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German | English

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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1.78 : 1
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If you ever happen to get your hands on this one...
1 October 2008 | by flobersoldSee all my reviews

... consider it an accident and look for the - really impressive - original! You will spare yourself quite a lousy piece of love story and war action rudely looted from the heritage of the 50's version by Bernhard Wicki. Even Hollywood barely could do worse twisting historical facts and life stories into some sort of spectacular fireworks performed by characters who don't really deserve this description. Good war movies (such as the original one!) should include the stories of the human beings involved, narrated in an empathic way thus helping the viewer to understand or at least imagine how it might have come to all the cruelty - and maybe even how it could be overcome. Otherwise there will be sown rather fascination than consternation. The next war will come too soon anyway. 2/10 just because of occasionally good acting (esp. by the soldier boys) and seemingly accurate requisites (uniforms, armory...).

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