No Time for Ecstasy (1963)

Genres - Drama, Romance, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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In this war drama set during the 1936 Spanish Civil War, a Ukrainian idealist enlists in the International Brigade and soon after meets and falls instantly in love with a youthful American war correspondent. When the young soldier gets to the front, he sees his comrade tortured and disfigured by his captor; he is so frightened and appalled that he deserts and runs off with the reporter before his company is to do the same to the enemy prisoners. They are just about to flee over the French border when they are captured by anarchists and as the woman hears the soldier's execution, she screams and screams.

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war, America, atrocity, border [geographic], civil-war, desert, desertion, escape, execution, France, group, hearing [sense], journalism, love, love-affair, lover, prison, scream, soldier, Spain, torture, unit, war-atrocities, wound [injury]