This black comedy from Rainer Werner Fassbinder follows a group of young German army engineers who are building a bridge in the town of Ingolstadt and seek relief from their boredom through alcohol, acts of brutality and sexual escapades.
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Weirdly straightforward, for Fassbinder, but delightful! A totally literal, mostly just amusing, story of a visiting troop of Pioneers & the (unconvincingly) teenaged girls they meet. Dramatized formative teen turbulence, as in later 90s films starring people like River Phoenix. A little queered up (e.g. shore leave & whores) because it's RWF. A bit darker; only the campiest, most deviant tropes... But that flow! 3.5