Call number: DVD-4391


WICKI, Bernhard
Die Brücke [The Bridge]

Deutsche Film Hansa presents a Fono-Film, in co-operation with Transocean-Film, 1959
Producer: Hermann Schwerin
Executive producer: Hans Wolff
Co-producer: Jochen Schwerin
Screenplay: Michael Mansfeld, Karl-Wilhelm Vivier, from the novel by Manfred Gregor Dorfmeister
Photography: Gerd von Bonin
Production Design: Heinrich Graf Brühl, Peter Scharff
Music: Hans-Martin Majewski

Hans Scholten 			Folker Bohnet	 	
Albert Mutz			Fritz Wepper	 	
Walter Forst 			Michael Hinz	 	
Jürgen Borchert			Frank Glaubrecht	 	
Karl Horber			Karl Michael Balzer	 	
Klaus Hager			Volker Lechtenbrink	 	
Sigi Bernhard			Günther Hoffmann	 	
Franziska			Cordula Trantow	 	
Stern				Wolfgang Stumpf	 	
Heilmann			Günter Pfitzmann	 	
Fröhlich			Heinz Spitzner	 	
Lieutenant Colonel		Siegfried Schürenberg	 	
Mrs Mutz			Ruth Hausmeister	 	
Mrs Borchert			Eva Vaitl	 	
Mrs Bernhard			Edith Schultze-Westrum	 	
Mr Forst			Hans Elwenspoek	 	
Mrs Forst			Trude Breitschopf	 	
Mr Horber			Klaus Hellmold	 	
Sigrun				Inge Benz	 	
Knight of the Iron Cross	Til Kiwe	 	
Barbara				Edeltraut Elsner	 	
Staff Sergeant			Vicco von Bülow
103 minutes
In German with optional English subtitles

DVD
Region code 1
Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Languages Optional English subtitles
Features New 2K digital restoration
March 2015 interview with the writer Manfred Gregor Dorfmeister, on whose autobiographical novel the film is based,at his home in Bad Tölz in Bavaria, 22 minutes 40 seconds, in German with optional English subtitles
February 2015 interview with the filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff about the film's impact on German cinema, 9 minutes 51 seconds, in English
Excerpt from a 1989 episode of the German television programme Das Sonntagsgespräch, featuring an interview with the director Bernhard Wicki, 14 minutes 35 seconds, in German with optional English subtitles
Excerpt from the 2007 documentary Verstörung - und eine Art von Poesie. Die Filmlegende Bernhard Wicki [Against the Grain with a Kind of Poetry. The Film Legend of Bernhard Wicki], by Elisabeth Wicki-Endriss, Wicki's widow, featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the shoot, 9 minutes 04 seconds, in German with optional English subtitles
Essay by the film critic Terrence Rafferty
Source Criterion No. 763

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