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Harrowing, heartbreaking and very human
on 26 August 2009
A phemononal story that had to be told. A drama about soldiers but not about them fighting, but being forced not to fight and sitting on the sidelines of a war they don't understand and cannot do anything about.
The reactions of the soldiers as they gradually slip into melancholy and depression shows the futility of "peacekeeping" when there is no peace to keep, and the limitations of the international community to influence complex local conflicts. There is no sense of black and white, just shades of grey.
Bizarre that this has never come out in the UK, but don't worry, the Dutch version is fine to watch.
A must see.