A sweet, touching, and funny movie, "The Miracle of Bern" allows a rarely-seen glimpse into the immediate post-war era in Germany.
With their spirits low after their crushing defeat in WWII, loved ones still returning from PoW camps in Russia, and a desperately poor economy, Germans had their national pride restored by their soccer team's victory in the World Cup Finals in Bern, Switzerland.
This little gem of a movie is beautiful in its own right, and is particularly poignant for anyone interested in the plight of the ordinary German in the aftermath of the Second World War. The dignity of the human spirit, despite deprivations and hardships, shines through. A must-see.