On August 24, 1939, at a small French cafe, six friends are about to go their separate ways. They vow to reunite on that day each year at the cafe. The film follows each of their lives: one... See full summary »
Gerald Otley, a petty thief and garbage rummager, wakes up one morning, after a drunken night on the town, and finds that he is wanted by the police for murder. And that is only the ... See full summary »
Restless married couple Maria and Paul take a road trip through Spain with their friend Claire. While Paul and Claire carry on a clandestine affair, Maria becomes obsessed with a recent ... See full summary »
War has no victors, only survivors. Killing destroys the killers as well as the killed; because it murders decency, self-respect and ultimately life itself. The story follows in the footsteps of a squad of young American solders from the early days of the Battle of Britain, through the fierce fighting in Italy and France, to the uneasy peace of Berlin. Written by
Martin Sheen starred in The Execution of Private Slovik (1974), as the only American soldier to be executed for desertion since the Civil War. While the movie appears to depict the execution scene as happening during the Christmas season (singing of carols), in fact the execution occurred on 31 January 1945. See more »
"Psst! Feind hört mit" meaning "Shh! Enemy is listening" appears in a scene on a wall. Then it changes to incorrect "Psst! Feine hört mit". Then it changes to the correct first version again. See more »
A few weeks after this film was released to mixed reviews it was briefly withdrawn from the theaters. A great deal of wonderful footage was cut including two major episodes, and then the adulterated version was quietly returned to theatrical distribution. I feel so very fortunate to have had the chance to see the very atmospheric, thoughtful and original film which was "The Victors" prior to this radical re-editing. The cut version is not bad, but quite ordinary compared to the original. The question remains: Where is the master negative now? Why is the film unavailable in any video format? What happened to the deleted scenes? Despite the vast cost that went into producing these, were they merely thrown away? I would dearly love to know why no answers to these questions can be found? Does anyone know what happened here?
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