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Cross of Iron (1977)

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James Coburn James Coburn
Unteroffizier Feldwebel
Maximilian Schell Maximilian Schell
James Mason James Mason
Oberst (Col.) Brandt
David Warner David Warner
Klaus Löwitsch Klaus Löwitsch
Vadim Glowna Vadim Glowna
Roger Fritz Roger Fritz

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Walter Kelley Walter Kelley


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Overlooked masterpiece.

10 years, 4 months ago at Aug 8 13:19
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Cross of Iron is a forgotten World War II gem. Released in 1977, the film is set on the crumbling Eastern Front and delivers a story as told from a refreshing German perspective. As well as fighting against a fearless and bloodthirsty enemy, the film shows the bitter in-fighting between a newly transferred aristocratic general and the almost mythical platoon leader of a Wehrmacht regiment.
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A good movie

7 years, 7 months ago at Apr 29 12:15
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I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since Sam Peckinpah is a very interesting director, I was really eager to check it out. When I think of Sam Peckinpah, I always think of 'The Wild Bunch' so it was rather interesting to see a WWII flick directed by him, for a change. To my surprise, I thought it was actually really good and I even think I enjoyed it more than 'The Wild Bunch'... read more
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A squad of German soldiers fighting on the Eastern Front during WWII led by a battle-hardened sergeant fight to survive Soviet attacks and dogmatic commanders in a chaotic and lethal environment.
Release date: 28 January 1977
UPC: 759731406529
Tags: War (10), 1970s (6), Drama (5), World War II (5), Blood (4), UK (4), Germany (4), WWII (4), Violence (4), Nazi (4), Retreat (3), Death (3), 1977 (3), Nazi's Nazi (2), 1970's (2), 70's (2), 70s (2), James Coburn (2), Corruption (2), Betrayal (2)
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