Die Brücke (English: The Bridge) is a West-German anti-war movie made in 1959. It was released in West Germany on October 22, 1959. It was directed by the Austrian Bernhard Wicki, and it won him international attention which resulted in his participation in co-directing the movie The Longest Day.
It was nominated in 1960 for an Oscar as Best Foreign Language Film and won several international awards, including the Golden Globe and the NBR Award as Best Foreign Film.
The story was based on an actual event, upon the personal report of a surviving veteran who in his own youth experienced a similar situation in World War II.