Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Free Film night at Colorado College

Yesterday evening was the last night of free Tuesday night German film night at Colorado College. Rebekka and I enjoyed a very powerful film called "Die Bruecke": The Bridge in English. Very powerful movie.

Here is the blurb on it:

Film: German Series: "The Bridge" - "Die Brucke," ("The Bridge"), 1959, drama. Seven 16-year-old boys are drafted into the army in April 1945, a few weeks before the end of the war. Originally slated to be sent into combat, but having received hardly any training, they are instead given the assignment of defending a bridge that is set to be destroyed by their own troops the next day. Considered by many film critics to be the classic anti-war film of the West German Cinema. Best Film of the Year, 1959, and Golden Globe winner, 1959. Part of the German Film Series "When the War was Over: West German Film from 1948 to 1959," in commemoration of the end of WWII. All films are shown in German without subtitles. An introduction and synopsis in English will be provided. All films are suitable for young people. Final film in the series.

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