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TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICEon 7 April 2010
Influenced by Stephen Crane's The Red Badge Of Courage this is a well-executed story of the training and combat of a squad of Czech soldiers serving in the Western Desert alongside the British Army in the Second World War. The fact that they are Czech (other than the subtitles) is neither here nor there as the squad has the usual number of stereotypes upon whom Bellona unloads in films: the weak but kind squaddie, the outsider (in this case a Jew), the rotter, the joker and the kind NCO. All are played well and, rather neatly, do not quite fit the model of Crane's story so that the end comes as all the greater shock. Although we rarely see the enemy and there is little in the way of expensive kit what the film does well is give one a sense of the sand, the blood, the flies and the sand. It could not be described as uplifting and for that reason may not attract the interest of the Band of Brothers crowd. I found its impact lasted for some time.
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