- Dec 21, 1998
The director is sparse on detail we understand the story takes places somewhere in Eastern Europe with WW II raging between the Germans and Russians. A family sends their young son to live with his aunt in a safer part of Eastern Europe. Unexpectedly the boy's aunt dies leaving him with no choice but to try to find his way back home to his parents. The movie is shot in black and white and is very gloomy, distressing with the director succeeding in showing the horrors of war. I enjoyed the movie though I caution it is certainly not for everyone especially with a running time of 169 minutes. The actors speak the language of the soldiers, people they are portraying with English subtitles. The Blu-ray is Region-Free.