#985: The Bridge

frzsn12lnj62nnw11d3i06ec5o4#985 – The Bridge, (Die Brücke), 1959, Bernhard Wicki

A group of German boys are 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.