Der 10. Mai

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Der 10. Mai

Der 10. Mai (1958)

Release : 1958-07-16
Genre : Drama
Runtime : 91 minutes
Company : Neue Film AG
Cast : Heinz Reincke, Therese Giehse, Heinrich Gretler, Paulette Dubost, Walter Roderer, Emil Hegetschweiler
Language : de

Descriptions Der 10. Mai

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.