2008-10-04

Miracle at St. Anna

A brutally honest movie, with multiple layers and dimensions. Saw it yesterday and am so glad I did.

Besides the main theme of the movie, race relations in World War II, it shows, quite atypically for an American war movie, very little of the fighting, concentrating on the impact of the war on the local people, in whose towns and villages the war took place.

The film does not attempt to find excuses for anyone, black or white, German, Italian, or American, fascist or partisan, and does a great job saying "There are no good guys in a war."