Richard Burton is at his best in this little war drama.
Unlike his later war movies, and other different ones, he starred in later on, he truly shines as an accomplished actor.
The support of German actor Curt Juergens has been a touch of class.
I won't reveal the contents of the movie, because it has to be watched as is.
Suffice it to say that it is a story about friendship, comraderie and betrayal, not forgetting cowardice.
I can only recommend it.
This is not a true war movie, in the conventional sense of the word, it it far more a story about human relationships during a war, just like "The Hill" by Sidney Lumet and starring Sean Connery and Harry Andrews, this is a social study and much less an actioner.
If you like to go deeper within the human soul, this one is truly yours.
I gave it 4 stars for its present DVD edition. The movie is well worth more, but I get the sensation that something is still missing (not from the movie), something like some interviews and a behind the scenes commentary for instance.
Buy it, it is well worth it.