When Bedford himself subsequently turns up dead, the surviving pilot, Lt. The film, directed by , was shot at in , and released on February 15, 2002. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. Towards the end we realize that there is a shifting of events: the trial really has nothing to do with Lincoln Scott. Visser agrees and supports the trial, which consumes much of the second half of the feature. It tarts out with a totally pointless first part in which Farrell is captured. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy.
When McNamara asks if he cooperated with the Germans after he was captured, Hart denies it. A severe breach of the Geneva convention and totally ridiculous at that point of time in the war as the Germans could have guessed that the shoe would soon be on the other foot. Still, they are extremely violent. . It would have made for a great story if the script hadn't been so bad. But even more: why would the camp commandant even bother with a courtroom case anyway if he is such a bad dude? While interrogating Hart, the Germans him to divulge intelligence by taking away his boots, causing his feet to become frostbitten and badly injured, and leaving him, naked, in a very cold cell. Some German officers even did follow the Geneva Convention.
Lincoln Scott accused of the crime, high-ranking prisoner Col. I am also very disappointed in all of the subsequent reviews stating that the movie is stupid and boring on the premise of its plot alone. In between the waring and the fighting. Bruce Willis Is allowing Colin Farrell and all of the men watching, the opportunity to realize that all men can change. Or perhaps even more so, the ideas and ideals of what the United States Army considers a perfect soldier. Hart is interviewed by the ranking American officer, Colonel William McNamara Willis. I read the book was okay, let's hope someone in due time will make a better movie with it so we can forget about this one.
The central theme is akin to Saving Private Ryan: what is a man's life worth? And furthermore it is a German P. Roy Potts as Depot as Capt. Hart is shocked that McNamara as a senior officer would sacrifice a fellow American Scott to protect the planned attack on the ammunition plant. It is up to Colin Farrell to defend the reluctant black Lieutenant, while the others make his life difficult, notably the camp commandant. Those who expect the fireworks of Twelve Angry Men or the cat and mouse play of A Few Good Men shall not find it here.
Personally, I thought it was a great film and by far the best that I have seen Bruce Willis in. Two are brought to the camp and assigned to Hart's barracks. It's average at best, and the. An American is shot pointblank in the head, splattering his brains over another soldier. The only disturbing thing, especially because i'm from a German speaking country, is that there are nearly no German actors. You find yourself with shifting allegiances as you learn more about individual men, their motives and what really happened to the murdered man.
If you try to escape you would be executed. McNamara Bruce Willis , the highest ranking prisoner of war in the camp. After sniffing out Hart Hart's reaction to a most grueling interrogation by Deutsch Officer Lutz , he assigns Hart to an enlisted men's barracks, Building 27, instead of the one for officers. The aim of the trial can be seen as a way for Americans to maintain their dignity under trying circumstances. I won't waste any time or space on explaining the plot as that is easily found elsewhere. On top of that, I'm a huge Colin Farrell fan and I often like Bruce Willis. Yes he's racist, No he wasn't exactly open to the idea of lesser educated officers.
Sergeants as Guard as Delousing Private as Maj. A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. Croutch as Guard as Tower Sentry as Kooler Guard as Nighttime Appel Guard as Pvt. There is a big difference. You think the Die Hard series is garbage????????? William McNamara persuades camp commandant Col. Three months later, the German army surrenders to the Allies. He knows Colin Farrell gave up other soldiers, possibly even their lives, for his life to be spared.
A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. The cinematography, with its wintry bluish tone and stark, snowy scenes, works very well. As so many other German soldiers allowed other random things to happen in other pow movies. This movie is more about the prisoners. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. Until Bruce Willis stops it by offering up his life, the life of an officer, for the lives of his men.
That's pretty annoying if you're watching the movie in English, because when they're speaking in German, you can hardly understand them, because they've got their accents in it. In fact, it is a courtroom movie with the war providing a unique setting: it is held in Germany in a prisoner of war camp filled with allied soldiers. When Bedford is found murdered, suspicion is focused on one of the Negroes, Lincoln Scott Terrance Howard. Colin Farrell stars as Lt. In December 1944 in snowy Belgium, Lt.
Army mistakenly believes to be a shoe factory by McNamara and his men, in aid of the war effort. In this writer's opinion, you can do worse than watch. They are the only African Americans in the camp, and their situation is compounded by their status as officers. Scott, who is being held in solitary confinement. Not only is Bedford bigoted, but he also knows how to obtain favors from the German guards.