In the trenches of WWI, young soldier Gabriel finds himself fighting for his life and a cause he doesn't understand. Along with other young conscripts from his small town sent to the frontline to defend their country, he witnesses the horrifying carnage of war as he discovers his own humanity. But they soon learn that to survive a war, boys must become men...
Nino Rocher, Pierre Martial Gaillard, Théo Chazal, Eliott Margueron, Frédéric Buffaras, Jonathan Jimeno Romera, Charles Josse, Aniouta Maïdel, Miro Lacasse, Patrick de Valette, Yarrow Martin, Amélie Martinez, Mathieu Billenne
Having read the book , which was an eye opener to the French attitude towards the oncoming war , I decided to take a gamble on the film. A gamble because the book was a first person account , which often loses its impact when misinterpreted by the directors/ producers. I was pleased to see that it was quite close to the book , with the first persons narrative being expressed as I though during my reading of the book. A thoughtful film which gives an insight in to the true horrors and feelings of the soldiers , who mistakenly joined up for " an adventure ". Recommended. Three stars if you have not read the book , four if you have