Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
Set during World War II and the German invasion of Yugoslavia, this fast-paced, evocative drama tells the story of a group of men trapped between slow starvation and sudden death. As the German army advances, a group of partisan fighters are guarding the rear of a line of Yugoslav guerilla troops. When they reach the Sutjeska Gorges they are cut off from their support base, with their backs against a wall. Their supplies are almost gone and they can either remain where they are and eventually die of hunger or, outnumbered and outgunned, they can launch their own attack against the massive German army. Among them is a young pregnant woman, lending an even more tragic note to their plight.
Nazism, resistance, war