Though not a great film, it is interesting and above all thought-provoking. If someone has done a terrible thing and asks if you would have done the same, you are horrified and say 'no, never.' Well that's what happens in this film. Here, though, the one that says, 'no, never,' is actually placed in the same situation and behaves in a way that horrified him when presented with the hypothetical situation. This is what I find interesting about the film.
In the 1953 film The Cruel Sea, the captain of a minesweeper (Jack Hawkins) has to decide whether to depth-charge a U-boat and kill all the survivors of a tanker it has just sunk, or rescue the men from the sea and let the U-boat escape. He chooses the former option. It didn't occur to anyone to pose the question: what would he have done if his father had been one of the men in the sea?
In Broken Sun the what-would-you-have-done question is not only asked but answered.
Carl Jung would have loved this film. He would not only have cured Jack of his torment, but would also have written a book about it.