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Survival Before Duty?
on 6 July 2015
Norway, WWII and two opposing aircrews, one German and one British, find themselves shot down over a wilderness of ice and snow. The German aircrew find their way to a remote hunters' cabin which provides much needed warmth and a small amount of food. The British aircrew (one of which is played by Rupert Grint with a bit of an "over the top" scouse accent) stumble across the same cabin and find themselves with no choice but to surrender to the Germans and become prisoners of war.
This situation, based upon actual events, develops into a gripping, absorbing study of the changing relationships between captives and captors. When it becomes quite obvious that the airmen need to co-operate to survive the questions of duty, honour, collaborating with the enemy and personal pride are highlighted as a mutual respect bordering on true friendship develops between them.
I could see that this film could only end in one of a few ways but still HAD to find out what happened to them.
This is not an "action" war film - although there are some violent scenes but more a thought provoking tale of human survival, co-operation and communication in a time when the world was divided and most nations had taken a side. It reminded me of the sci-fi classic "Enemy Mine".