Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Les Culottes Rouges, directed by Alex Joffe is a fairly routine wartime drama about two very different men who end up hiding out and running from the enemy together. Antoine (Laurent Terzieff) first comes across as an adventurous, brave, and selfless soldier when he is forced to take refuge with Fendard (Bourvil) during one of his escapes. Fendard himself is a Caspar Milquetoast, afraid of his own shadow and unwilling to take any chances for the sake of Antoine. But after the two POWs are forced to make another break for it, they each undergo a definite character transformation that almost reverses their personalities.