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137 Ratings

The Bridge

Die Brücke

Directed by Bernhard Wicki
West Germany, 1959
Drama, War


A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of WWII. Truckloads of defeated, cynical Wehrmacht soldiers flee the approaching American troops, but the boys, full of enthusiasm for the “blood and honor” Nazi ideology, stay to defend it.

The Bridge Directed by Bernhard Wicki

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1960 | Nominee: Best Foreign Language Film

National Board of Review

1961 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Film

Mar del Plata International Film Festival

1960 | 2 wins including: Best Film

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