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Uniform Title Brücke (Motion picture : 1959)
Title Die Brücke [videorecording]= the bridge / Deutsche Film Hansa zeigt ; den Fono-Film im Weltvertrieb Transocean-Film ; director, Bernhard Wicki ; producers, Hermann Schwerin, Jochen Severin ; screenplay writers, Michael Mansfeld, Karl-Wilhelm Vivier, Bernhard Wicki.

Publication Info. [Irvington, N.Y.] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library DVD    BRI    DUE 09-07-20
Edition DVD special edition.
Description 1 videodisc (103 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 fold-out insert.
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Physical Medium DVD video 4 3/4 in. rda
Description digital optical mono Dolby Digital 1.0
NTSC rda
video file DVD video region 1 rda
Motion pictures lcgft
Series The Criterion Collection ; 763
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 763.
System Details DVD, NTSC, region 1; fullscreen (1.37:1 ratio) presentation; Dolby digital monaural.
Language In German with optional English subtitles.
Cast Karl Michael Balzer, Folker Bohnet, Michael Hinz, Günther Hoffmann, Frank Glaubrecht, Volker Lechtenbrink, Fritz Wepper, Cordula Trantow, Wolfgang Stumpf, Günter Pfitzmann, Heinz Spitzner, Siegfried Schürenberg.
Credits Director of photography, Gerd von Bonin ; editor, Carl Otto Bartning ; production designer, Heinrich Graf Brühl, Peter Scharff ; costume designer, Josef Wanke ; music, Hans-Martin Majewski.
Note This film has no filmmaker or cast credits; all credits given are from its accompanying booklet except screenplay authors, supplied by IMDb website.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1959.
Based on the novel by Gregor Dorfmeister, writing as Gregor Manfred.
Summary "... the first major antiwar film to come out of Germany after World War II, as well as the nation's first postwar film to be widely shown internationally, even securing an Oscar nomination. Set near the end of the conflict, it follows a group of teenage boys in a small town as they contend with everyday matters like school, girls, and parents, before enlisting as soldiers and being forced to defend their home turf in a confused, terrifying battle. This expressively shot, emotionally bruising drama dared to humanize young German soldiers at a historically tender moment"--Container.
Note Special features: Gregor Dorfmeister (the author discusses the autobiographical nature of the story and the impact of the novel and film); Bernhard Wicki (excerptd from a 1989 episode of the German television show Das Sonntagsgespräch (Sunday Talk) the director discusses the making of the film); Volker Schlöndorff (director Schlöndorff discusses the film focusing on its impact on younger Germans and the affection his generation of filmmakers--collectively known as the New German Cinema--had for director Bernhard Wicki); Against the grain: the film legend of Bernhard Wicki (excerpt from the 2007 documentary about the director by his widow Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss featuring test reel footage from the shoot). Insert includes an essay by film critic Terrence Rafferty.
Subject Gregor, Manfred, 1929- -- Film adaptations.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany -- Drama.
Teenage boys -- Germany -- Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Youth -- Drama.
Genre/Form War films.
Film adaptations.
Fiction films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Wicki, Bernhard, 1919-2000, film director, screenwriter.
Schwerin, Hermann, film producer.
Severin, Jochen, film producer.
Mansfeld, Michael, 1922-1979, screenwriter.
Vivier, Karl-Wilhelm, screenwriter.
Balzer, Karl Michael, actor.
Bohnet, Folker, 1937- actor.
Hinz, Michael, 1939-2008, actor.
Hoffmann, Günther, 1942- actor.
Glaubrecht, Frank, 1943- actor.
Lechtenbrink, Volker, actor.
Wepper, Fritz, actor.
Trantow, Cordula, 1942- actor.
Stumpf, Wolfgang, actor.
Pfitzmann, Günter, 1924-2003, actor.
Sptizner, Heinz, 1916-1992, actor.
Schürenberg, Siegfried, 1900-1993, actor.
Bonin, Gerd von, director of photography.
Bartning, C. O. (Carl Otto), film editor.
Brühl, Heinrich Graf, production designer.
Scharff, Peter, 1924- production designer.
Wanke, Josef, costume designer.
Majewski, Hans-Martin, 1911-1997, composer (expression)
Motion picture adaptation of (work): Gregor, Manfred, 1929- Brücke.
Schlöndorff, Volker, interviewee (expression)
Wicki-Endriss, Elisabeth, 1944- filmmaker.
Rafferty, Terrence, writer of supplementary textual content.
Deutsche Film Hansa, presenter.
Fono-Film, production company.
Transocean-Film, production company.
Criterion Collection (Firm), film distributor.
Added Title Bridge
ISBN 1681430126
Standard No. 715515149419
Music No. CC2500DVD Criterion Collection
CC2500 Criterion Collection

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