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Krücke
(1993)

Country: Germany

Genre: War Drama

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Synopsis

When, in the last days of the Second World War, 13-year-old Tom (Götz Behrendt) loses his mother, he decides to make his way to his aunt's home in Vienna. When he gets there, however, he finds his aunt's house an uninhabited ruin, and does not know what to do next. A one-legged war veteran nicknamed Krücke ('Crutch') becomes a good friend to the boy, and the two find shelter with a Jewish woman called Bronka, who sells alcohol to Allied soldiers and black market traders. Together, Tom and Krücke await the day when they can return to Germany.

Notes

  • Based on the 1986 children's novel of the same name by German writer, poet and journalist Peter Härtling (1933-2017)
  • Winner of several awards, including the prize for Best Cinematography at the 1993 German Film Awards, and the Children's Film Award at the 1995 Würzburg International Filmweekend
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Cast

  • Götz Behrendt [ALUMNUS]
    (Tom)
  • Heinz Hoenig
    (Krücke)
  • Martina Gedeck
    (Bronka)
  • Peter Simonischek
    (Ferdi)
  • Kirsten Block
    (Eva)

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