War movies are all the rage again, so I'm just being fashionable...
Although set towards the end of World War II, this is very different from other recent offerings from that period. The action takes place in a German POW camp. A privileged young officer, the son of a senator, is denied access to the officer's bungalow, and sent to sleep with the ordinary soldiers. Things start to get really ugly when two black officers arrive, and are also denied access to the officer's bungalow. One sergeant is particulary racist, and before long, is discovered murdered, with one of the black officers standing over him. Since our senator's son was a law student, he is assigned to defend the alleged murderer at the court martial. Although it looks as if the outcome has been predetermined, there is a surprise in store...
124 minutes, No persons under 13 (Violence, Prejudice)
Where's it showing?
Colin Farrell, Bruce Willis, Marcel Iures, Terrence Dashon Howard, Cole Hauser, Linus Roache
|Screenplay||Billy Ray, Terry George, John Katzenbach|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Cheyenne Enterprises, David Foster Productions, David Ladd Films, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer|
|South African Media|
|Cape ArgusAldrin Naidu||5|
|The StarTanya Farber||12|
|Die BurgerGabriël Botma||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||15|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Jason Anderson||10|
|Box Office (USA)Wade Major||15|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||15|
|Film Review (UK)James Cameron-Wilson||5|
|Empire (UK)Simon Brand||10|
|Average .. 55%||11|
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