Under the Bridges

Under the Bridges
Directed by Helmut Käutner
Produced by Walter Ulbrich
Written by Leo de Laforgue
Helmut Käutner
Walter Ulbrich
Starring Hannelore Schroth
Carl Raddatz
Gustav Knuth
Margarete Haagen
Music by Bernhard Eichhorn
Cinematography Igor Oberberg
Edited by Wolfgang Wehrum
Distributed by Gloria Film
Release dates
1 September 1946
Running time
99 minutes
Country Germany
Language German

Under the Bridges (German:Unter den Brücken) is a 1946 German drama film directed by Helmut Käutner and starring Hannelore Schroth, Carl Raddatz and Gustav Knuth. The film was shot in Berlin during the summer of 1944, but was not released until after the defeat of Nazi Germany. It premiered in Locarno in September 1946, and wasn't released in Germany until 1950.[1]

The film uses poetic realism to portray the everyday lives and romances of two Havel boatmen.[2]



  1. Kreimeier p.355
  2. Kreimeier p.355


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