Film / Hart's War
is a WWII drama directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Bruce Willis
, Colin Farrell
and Terrence Howard
Lt. Hart is captured in the beginning of the Battle of the Bulge and sent to a PoW Camp
. An escape attampt is hatching, and a prisoner is murdered to cover it up, so it's up to Hart to conduct the court martial.
Proves Examples of the Following:
- Anti-Villain: Colonel Visser, type I. He is genuinely Affably Evil, he doesn't share the fanatical hatred of other races characteristic of Nazis in film, he understands that War Is Hell and the price it can demand of those who fight in it and their families and even borders on being a Reasonable Authority Figure.
- No Name Given: One guard is listed as "Lowly Guard", and the sergeant who gives Hart his coat is listed "Boxcar Sergeant".
- Politically Incorrect Villain: The Nazis are kind of a given, although Colonel Visser seems far more open-minded than most of them. Sergeant Bedford's racism is far more pronounced, however, and what kicks off the plot of the story.
- PoW Camp: Interestingly, the adjacent camp holding Russian soldiers seems to be a concentration camp, with the soldiers not being fed and forced to work in a munitions factory (disguised as a shoe factory).