- Original title
- Running time
- 105 min.
- Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Bernhard Wicki, Karl-Wilhelm Vivier, Michael Mansfeld (Novel: Manfred Gregor)
Gerd von Bonin (B&W)
Karl Michael Balzer,
War. Drama | Teen/coming-of-age. II World War. Nazism
- Synopsis / Plot
- A group of German boys is ordered to protect a small bridge in their home village during the waning months of the second world war. 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 the useless bridge.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Foreign Language Picture
: Golden Globe: Best Foreign Language Picture
: 4 German Film Awards: including Best Film and Director
1960: Mar de Plata Film Festival: Best Film
: National Board of Review: Best Foreign Film
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