Dr. Helga Reinbeck is working as a nurse in Yugoslavia during World War II when she’s taken hostage by a group of rogue fighters. The nurse at first resists helping the guerrilla soldiers, who force her to care for their sick, but soon realizes it’s just as important to tend to these men as to her own people. When a German prisoner is brought to camp, he challenges her patriotism and, rattled by the charge, the nurse begins to question which side she should really be helping.
Director: Helmut Käutner. AKA The Last Bridge
Stars: Maria Schell, Bernhard Wicki, Barbara Rütting, Carl Möhner, Pavle Mincic, Horst Hächler, Robert Meyn, Zvonko Zungul, Tilla Durieux, Fritz Eckhardt, Janez Vrhovec, Walter Regelsberger, Steffie Schwarz, Bata Stojanovic, Stevan Petrovic.
1954 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Grand Prize of the Festival (later to be renamed Palme d’Or).
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