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627 Ratings

Cross of Iron

Directed by Sam Peckinpah
United Kingdom, West Germany, 1977
Action, Drama, War


In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission. Meanwhile the upper-class and arrogant Prussian Captain Hauptmann Stransky is assigned as the new commander of his squad.

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Cross of Iron Directed by Sam Peckinpah

Critics reviews

Cross of Iron (1977), an artillery-hammered WWII combat drama from the perspective of the German enlisted man at the end of the hopeless war, pushes Peckinpah’s style of filming action—parallel editing, slo-mo punctuation, unblinking brutality—to the very limits of intelligibility, with regally disdainful James Coburn leading the excellent ensemble cast.
April 01, 2016
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