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I expected something interesting and I was served a bowl of sweet soup with good ingredients but no real flavour.
Historically the backdrop is quite accurate but the spectator never really enters this movie which revolves around a love affair and not around the war. The Caporetto disaster could have been explained a bit more and one could have done without those harrowing scenes of gushing love. The court martial thing is a farce and acting is moderately interesting.
Disappointment for sure.
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