This is not your typical all-action war film; if that's what you like, then look elsewhere.
What this film depicts is the fall of Berlin to the invading Russian forces in April, 1945. The story is told from the perspective of a group of Berlin women, who are left largely isolated in the city, together with Berlin's young and elderly residents. Their husbands and sons are either away, losing the war somewhere else, or were killed trying to protect their City.
The film shows what seems to be an honest portrayal of the suffering of many women, subjected to rape and murder by the invading forces, with no-one to protect them. The women, however, do find various ways of surviving and coping with this awful situation and the collapse of their own country. There are definitely some heroines in this movie.
The scenes of Berlin, reduced to a pile of rubble, look very realistic and the acting is of a high standard throughout. The film is in Russian/German but very well sub-titled.
I would recommend this film, as it's different to see a war film based on sex from the female perspective, as opposed to masculine fighting and violence.
This film doesn't venerate war or rape, but shows what the non-military (largely female) populations also had to cope with. This is why films like this are important, as are films about the Holocaust. They don't glorify these historical events, but raise awareness about their horror, in the hope that they never happen again.