The Last Bridge

  • 1954
  • Movie
  • NR
  • War

A beautiful, moving anti-war film, THE LAST BRIDGE derives much of its quiet dignity from Schell's moving performance. Schell plays a German doctor captured by the Yugoslavians. At first she is reluctant to help her wounded enemies, but gradually she softens her stance, realizing that all people are entitled to equal treatment. The film develops its simple...read more

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A beautiful, moving anti-war film, THE LAST BRIDGE derives much of its quiet dignity from Schell's moving performance. Schell plays a German doctor captured by the Yugoslavians. At first she is reluctant to help her wounded enemies, but gradually she softens her stance, realizing that all

people are entitled to equal treatment. The film develops its simple plot with slow detail, letting Schell's learning process gradually build. THE LAST BRIDGE proved to be a turning point in her career; she won the 1954 Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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  • Review: A beautiful, moving anti-war film, THE LAST BRIDGE derives much of its quiet dignity from Schell's moving performance. Schell plays a German doctor captured by the Yugoslavians. At first she is reluctant to help her wounded enemies, but gradually she softe… (more)

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