Review

  • A Midnight Clear (1991) - Director: Keith Gordon The story is set in 1944 France as an American Intelligence squad locates a German platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two opposing forces put aside their differences and spend Christmas night together before circumstances turn awry and both sides are forced to resume their hostilities. It's hard to see yourself in your enemy's eyes and pull the trigger and this film shows that fact simply and quietly. The film is beautifully photographed and directed as if being talked to by a wise old grand parent.

    Starring Kevin Dillon, Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, Ayre Gross and Peter Berg among others, the film is a rare offering harkening back to the days of the late '30s WW I film The Grand Illusion. (Color)