One of those more restrained war films which focuses on the human perspective, rather than action for its own sake. American soldiers caught up in the grim business of war begin to question everything that is happening around them, as well as their own moral codes, before discovering precisely how easily the boundaries between friend and foe can blur, to say nothing of the sudden influence of lowly civilians who are forced to endure the military madness passing their way. Another colour-bleached tale in the Saving Private Ryan tradition of survival in enemy territory, with a smattering of incidents unusual enough to raise a few eyebrows. It would be interesting to know which events really did occur, apart from the well-documented massacre that is the film's starting point. The welcome absence of big screen stars only adds to its credibility. At 82 minutes, it's a tad too short, but thought-provoking viewing all the same.