Let me start with telling you that I am a believer of human stupidity. Why people kill each other for religious beliefs, money or "power" and try to make excuses about it is just not understandable to me. This movie I have to say gave me hope.
This movie is one of the movies that you can spend days thinking about. My first thought was that it is a nice Christmas Story. But I checked and found out that it is a true story. If you expect a genuine war movie with huge battles and a lot of action you will be disappointed.
Instead what's waiting for you is a story that shows that there was a very special thing that happened during WWI, something that I thought to be impossible. It shows that there is something good in everyone. The church and politicians get a bashing again, but knowing it is true and not fiction should open even more eyes on what's really going on.
Acting is excellent, especially the first part depicting what the French Officer feels just before battle. I found the facial expressions to be very good. The actors were able to make you understand what they felt with only a look.
I have one little thing that I thought of being not very good. It's the lack of information of the lives of the three officers. We get to know "Spring" quite well, but that's about it.
Anyway this was one of the best I've seen this year.
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