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Die Brücke

Bernhard Wicki Bondsrepubliek Duitsland, 1959

ginobartolomi's rating of the film The Bridge

A 2 part film- 1. introducing us to 7 school boys hopelessly allured to the war by the glamour of fighting for the Fatherland and 2. a brutal close-up of their unified realiziation of the terrors the battlefront really had to offer. It's a beautifully horrific anti-war film unlike any other for its focus on fresh meat, Hitler youth. Powerfully shot, intensely acted, an important film from a neglected POV.