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DVD006254

Bridge, The

Wicki, Bernhard. Germany [West]. 1959.

Title:
Bridge, The
Alternate Title:
Die Brücke
Director:
Wicki, Bernhard
Production Co:
Fono-Film; Jochen Severin
Country:
Germany [West]
Year:
1959
Publisher:
The Criterion Collection, 2015
Description:
1 videodisc of 1.   BluRay - Zone A.   viewing copy.
Feature.   103 minutes.   b/w.   sound - monaural.   fullscreen
Language:
German language with English subtitles
Genre:
Drama, War, Historical
Notes:
2K digital restoration. The first major anti-war film to come out of postwar Germany. Based on the autobiography by Gregor Dorfmeister, the story follows a group of teenage boys in a small town as they contend with everyday matters like school, girls, and parents, before joining the Volkssturm and being forced to defend a town bridge in a confused, terrifying battle. Supplemental materials include: interviews with Wicki, Dorfmeister, filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff; documentary AGAINST THE GRAIN excerpts; essay booklet.
Link to:
FII catalog |
Status:
In