Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Attempting to escape from the desert to join the Allies, a French Foreign Legion unit in North Africa is strafed by a German plane, which they then shoot down. The plane's survivors also have a goal: to return to German lines. The two groups fight the war in microcosm as each attempts to rally and rejoin their compatriots. This film continues Czech director Zbynek Brynych's theme of resistance to fascism.
war, escape, resistance, survivor, war-atrocities