This movie was by far one of the very best war moves ever made (it is at least in the top 10). What makes this movie even more special is that it was a sleeper film that did not receive enough marketing when it was initially released. This movie, base during WW2 leading up to the Battle of the Bulge (the Ardenes Counter Offensive) and looks at the truly desperate situation of both sides and the senselessness of the German cause, and a bit of anti-war sentiment thrown in. It truly is a wonderfully sad film (yes a very good oxy-moron) that depicts these events. If you appreciate WW2 films, anti-war films, or just a very deep drama, you truly MUST see this movie!