manilazic’s review published on Letterboxd:
Probably the most tasteful, moral and helpful film about WWII I’ve ever seen, because it’s not really a film about WWII per se. Instead, Verhoeven is interested in the ways humans deal with horror and injustice - how they choose to survive. Some get selfish, which even if it is understandable remains shocking (and makes them no better than the oppressor, but hey this is not a competition). Others don’t even think that their pain can allow them some degree of selfishness. They only want to live, and that’s good enough. They wouldn’t even think to get something out of this pain.
Wonderful performances too!