It's the Eastern Front, 1944. The Russians are pushing the German Army back through Romania. Major Kurt Fleischer, war-weary commander of an elite troop of German soldiers, is ordered to escort a female scientist into a mysterious forest behind enemy lines to retrieve an ancient relic. As his men begin to disappear in strange circumstances Fleischer realises that the scientist is part of Himmler's occult department and there is something in the forest that is far more deadly than the Russians.Written by
Chronologically misplaced map in the opening sequence showing European countries that were not in existence until the 1990's; namely Czech Republic and Slovakia. Also, Belarus and Serbia would not be marked territories on a map in use in 1944 and Russia was still part of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). See more »
On the surface, the movie seems like a youtube quality fan film made by a group of friends with a good idea. The effect is hilariously bad and ruin the tense atmosphere that the movie desperately tried to build. The pacing is either too slow at the beginning or too fast toward the end once the mystery is unraveled. The story leaves much to be desired since there are plot point that are out of place or completely useless (i.e. the romantic scene). There is an excess of character that are so lack in distinguishing features and personality which made it hard to remember who is who and who mattered. But among the horribly written cast of characters, a few stood out, and that was the reason why I watched the movie for its entirety.
Praises must be given to the actors since they really delivered a strong performance however stereotypical. For example, the stereotypical image of a Nazi commander is of a proud and cold monster in a man skin, with distinctive gestures, head movements, and a almost believable german accent (which is one thing I can appreciate since the everyone have a british accent).
Would I recommend the movie? Absolutely not. However, there is a good chance that if one stumbled across this movie, they might be able to enjoy it at their own leisure.
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