The Last Bridge

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The Last Bridge ★★ Die Letzte Brucke 1954

German doctor Schell is captured by Yugoslavian partisans during WWII and forced to tend to their wounded, gradually realizing that suffering is universal. German with subtitles. 104m/B VHS . AT Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki, Barbara Rutting, Carl Mohner; D: Helmut Kautner; W: Helmut Kautner, Norbert Kunze; C: Fred Kollhanek; M: Carol De Groof. Cannes '54: Special Jury Prize, Actress (Schell).