Helden (1959)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - West Germany  |  
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This Oscar-nominated satire is an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's comedy Arms and the Man. Commenting sharply upon the pitfalls of nationalism and war, it follows the exploits of a frightened, AWOL soldier who ends up hiding beneath a pretty Bulgarian woman's bed.While her gung-ho fiancé is out fighting the Serbs, the soldier and the woman engage in a witty dialogue about the absurdity of war.

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AWOL (Absent Without Leave), fiancee, patriotism, soldier, war