(Militiaman Bruggler) DVD
“ Italian Alpini Assault Austrian Alpenkorps!"
This Ufa production was filmed on location in the Italian Dolomites and the Austrian Tyrol. It chronicles the Alpine war experiences of young Toni Bruggler (Ludwig Kerscher), a Tyrolean-German member of the Standschützen (militiamen), comprised of those who are too young or old to fight in the Austro-Hungarian Habsburg army.
When Italy declares war on the Austrians,
the Tyrol becomes a war zone. The Italians
launch a surprise attack against the Austrians
in a literally explosive, snowswept storm
scene—reinforced by Herbert Windt’s rousing musical score
and Sepp Allgeier’s breathtaking Alpine cinematography
and combat footage he also photographed
Berge in Flammen and Der Rebell).
As most of the picture unfolds in the Tyrolean Alps, it is both
a Bergfilm (mountain film), a genre unique to German cinema, and a suspenseful war film that delivers visually stunning battles in the snow.
Germany, 1936, B&W, 90 mins.
Directed by Werner Klingler.
Starring Ludwig Kerscher,
Franziska Kinz, Rolf Pinegger,
Eduard Köck, Gustl Stark-Gstettenbauer
,Lola Chlud. German dialogue,
Switchable English subtitles.
DVD Special Features:
• Historical Background Slideshow
• Original Promotional Materials
Illustrierter Film-Kurier Slideshow
with interactive facsimilie
• Switchable English Subtitles
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)
Libraries and Institutions Please Note: Educational Editions with PUBLIC PERFORMANCE RIGHTS and DIGITAL SITE LICENSES are available.
See also WW1 Mountain Films 2 DVD Set