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Der 10. Mai

Der 10. Mai

Jul. 16, 195891 Min.
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Synopsis

Der 10. Mai (The Tenth of May) was the date in 1940 that Hitler invaded the Low Countries: Belgium, Holland and Luxembourg. Neutral Switzerland, which hadn’t experienced a war since the 14th century, hurriedly fortified its borders with battalions of inexperienced soldiers. The panic, confusion and isolated acts of courage which occurred on that fateful day are re-created in this Swiss docudrama. The story is “personalized” by concentrating on a fugitive German soldier (Heinz Reincke) who falls in love with the Swiss girl (Linda Geiser) who shelters him. Produced on a bare-minimum budget, Der 10. Mai is impressive more for its sincerity and raw energy than for its actual cinematic merits.
Original title Der 10. Mai

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Cast

Heinz Reincke isWerner Kramer
Werner Kramer
Heinrich Gretler isWachmeister Grimm
Wachmeister Grimm
Paulette Dubost isMadame Dubois
Madame Dubois
Walter Roderer isMundharmonika spielender Soldat
Mundharmonika spielender Soldat
Gustav Knuth isdeutscher Konsul
deutscher Konsul
Margrit Rainer isFrau Schuhmacher
Frau Schuhmacher
Luis Rainer isFl├╝chtling
Fl├╝chtling

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