The film explores the story of a group of soldiers facing more challenges behind the front lines. One day, the French General Staff passes a direct order to Colonel Dax in order to take Ant Hill at any cost. Things seemed to have turned into a different framework when the officer refused their commander to continue the suicide attack, as Dax tried to defend the soldiers against the charge of cheese in the stronghold of this place.
This masterpiece still packs a wallop, though nothing in it is as simple as it may first appear; audiences are still arguing about the final sequence, which has been characterized as everything from a sentimental cop-out to the ultimate cynical twist.
Those who are used to 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange will initially find this black-and-white First World War drama starring Kirk Douglas rather traditional, until its radical content is revealed.