Les croix de bois (1932)
114 min | Xvid 656x480 | 1518 kb/s | 23.976 fps | 48000 Hz 192 kb/s AC3 | 1.36 GB + 3% recovery recordFrench | Subtitles: English .srt | Genre: War / Drama
Set during WWI, the story concentrates on a handful of French draftees, including an idealistic student named Demachy. Marching off to war with joyful patriotic fervor, the men are quickly disillusioned by the appalling realities of total warfare. When they aren't enduring ten nonstop days of enemy bombardment, the soldiers must sweat out the horrible realization that their trenches are being mined from underground. Nor are they given any relief during those rare lulls in fighting. At one point, the men are yanked away from a much-needed furlough to march in a victory parade for the entertainment of their callous, fat-cat superior officers. One by one, the men are killed off, until only Demachy remains - but, tragically, not for long.