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The Bridge

USA, 1978 (MIFF 1979)

Director: Robert N. Hatch

A bridge turns to let passenger trains cross a river safely. A malfunction occurs and the bridge will not lock in place, so, the operator has to hold it manually. At the worst possible moment, his young son crosses the bridge to give a message to 'Daddy'. The father must decide which to save the passengers or his son.

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