Under the Bridges

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 when it was picked up for distribution by Gloria Film.[1]

Under the Bridges
Film poster
Directed byHelmut Käutner
Produced byWalter Ulbrich
Written by
  • Leo de Laforgue
  • Helmut Käutner
  • Walter Ulbrich
Music byBernhard Eichhorn
CinematographyIgor Oberberg
Edited byWolfgang Wehrum
Distributed byGloria Film
Release date
1 September 1946
Running time
99 minutes

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


See also


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


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