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Item No. BB-WW933
Saints and Soldiers
Independent Spirit Award Nominee -"Best Feature & Cinematography"
" A thoroughly engrossing World War II film...a powerful wartime tale of survival, morality and honor." -New York Daily News
Based on actual WWII events, the award-winning "Saints and Soldiers" tells the dramatic story of a small band of Allied soldiers trapped behind enemy lines with information that could save thousands of American lives. Outgunned and ill-equipped, they must now battle a frigid wilderness and roving German troops to smuggle the critical intelligence back to Allied territory.
In mid-December 1944, Hitler's Army charges through the Ardennes Forest in Belgium, initiating the offensive that will come to be known as the Battle of the Bulge. The Germans cross paths with a battalion of American soldiers and take them captive on a snow-covered field near Malmedy, Belgium.
When a few of the Americans try to escape, the German soldiers open fire on the unarmed prisoners, in the tragic event now known as the Malmedy Massacre. Corporal Nathan "Deacon" Greer, his friend Sergeant Gordon Gunderson and a handful of others survive the massacre by playing dead and escaping into the nearby woods.
The small band of soldiers come across stranded British intelligence officer Oberon Winley, who has valuable information to be delivered to Allied forces, increasing the urgency of their already desperate situation. The group forms a fragile bond as they begin to trust each other. But the constant threat of capture, as well as mounting suspicions of a German sympathizer within the group, threaten to tear them apart. Now, with few weapons, no food and a strained camaraderie, this tiny band must take on the unforgiving winter and a forest filled with enemy troops to fight their way back to Allied occupied territory.