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A Triumphant and Heartbreaking Story
on March 24, 2015
Few movies demonstrate the high aspirations of the soul of the human male. This movie exceeds mere demonstration. Instead, it truthfully depicts how amid human deprivation and human cruelty the souls of males, the souls of men, can aspire for and reach intangible grandeur though their bodies have wasted away. In such conditions in which the characters of this story lived, their aspiring to reach a nobler aspiration required of them to struggle against great odds to surpass degradation of inflicted inhumanity occurring during war as prisoners of war. As the story portrays even if one (a male) is the victim, to achieve true humanity, a quality never to be lost, if he were to humble oneself as Christ then his humanity is not a casualty of war.
This movie celebrates the culture of integrity of the British military tradition. God, country, and the refinement of study highlight this story.This is a heartbreaking story. But triumphant one as well.
Kiefer Sutherland is used, seen pictured on the front of the DVD, for his star power for advertising, but his role is supportive, in no way a lead.
At first the story moves at a rather slow pace. The subject matter very heavy. Able to capture my interest enough for me to see the movie through to its end I thought unlikely. Started watching the movie in the later portion of the evening and I became sleepy and so turned the movie off to go to bed, thinking I might not even finish watching it. Well a few days later I had about a hour to kill before attending to important matters, so I turned the movie on where I left off and was hooked. Could not wait to return home to finish the movie.
This story sliced through me like a double edged sword. It pierced me to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow. It had me evaluate the thoughts and intentions of my heart. My watching the film compelled me to weep. I wept like I have not wept in some time, cleansing tears. And I am man enough not to be ashamed to admit it to you.
Ended up purchasing a copy of the film to add to my collection.