Explores the subject of atrocities during wartime, especially during World War II and the Vietnam War.
Did You Know?
The film had a difficult genesis. It was originally financed in 1973 by BBC, Polytel, and a private company based in London, Visual Programme Systems (VPS), the latter of whom had wanted the film to dwell heavily on America's involvement in Vietnam and France's involvement in Algeria. After completing rough cuts, VPS was dismayed at Ophüls work (particularly his excessive leaning on the Nuremberg Trials and Nazi involvement) and tried to remove him as director. Hamilton Fish V organized a group of investors who were able to buy back the rights to the film from VPS and allow Ophüls to complete it. See more
Hermann Göring, Himself
Not guilty, as charged.
When initially previewed at the New York Film Festival, the film included remarks by Telford Tayler critical of Israel. These were later deleted when their verity was challenged. See more