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The story of the great Swiss structural engineer, Othmar H. Ammann, who emigrated in 1904 and redefined the art of bridge building in America. Ammann's own life, career, and breathtaking constructions were framed by the steady, dynamic acceleration of 20th century America – the roaring twenties, mass motorization, the Great Depression, war, suburbanization, and the economic boom that led to modern consumer society.

Martin Witz liebt knorrige Schweizer: Gottlieb Duttweiler, Albert Hofmann und jetzt der schweigsame Othmar Ammann. Virtuos kontrastiert der Regisseur historische mit aktuellen Aufnahmen, spielt die Vertikale der Brückenpfeiler gegen die Horizontale der langen, schlanken Fahrbahnen aus. Ihm ist ein grossartiger Film über die Ästhetik der Moderne gelungen - und eine Hymne an New York City.

Jean-Martin Büttner

Galleryo

Swissinfo, 3/30/2019

From Thomas Stephens

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 4/2/2019

From Urs Bühler

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SRF, 1/25/2019

From Patrizia Widmer

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Basler Zeitung, 1/25/2019

From Pascal Blum

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Migros Magazin, 3/27/2019

From Ralf Kaminski

All rights reserved Migros Magazin. Provided by Migros Magazin Archiv
Short Feature about Othmar Ammann
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en / 6/15/2016 / 1‘15‘‘

25 Of The World's Most Impressive Bridges
/ List25
en / 2/1/2016 / 11‘50‘‘

Movie Datao

Genre
Documentary 
Running time
88 Min.
Original languages
German, English

Cast & Crewo

Martin WitzDirected by
Martin WitzScreenplay
Patrick LindenmaierDirector of photography
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Short Feature about Othmar Ammann
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25 Of The World's Most Impressive Bridges
List25, en , 11‘50‘‘
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Review and Talk with Martin Witz
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Review Neue Zürcher Zeitung
Urs Bühler
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Review SRF
Patrizia Widmer
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Review Basler Zeitung
Pascal Blum
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Zum Film und zum Brückenbau generell
Migros Magazin / Ralf Kaminski
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