KAMERADSCHAFT is I suppose essentially propaganda, and hardly particularly discreet concerning its status as such, but one must remember that it's a movie so entirely out of step w/ a Nazifying German culture and society that it becomes a consummately radical act. It is above all stunning visual storytelling and the use of sound is miles beyond what was characteristic of the time (a solid leap from WESTFRONT 1918).
Pacifist film about Franco-German relationships shot 13 years after WWI and 8 years before WWII. If one keeps this in mind, the film becomes fascinating. The sequence showing the fixing of the railings marking the border 600 meters under is tragically surrealistic. Recommended.
With a similar sentibility to 'Westfront 1918', Pabst turns his humanism with the advent of sound in film towards a critique of the nations' borders. The subject matter of 'Komradschaft' would be echoed by Renoir in 'La grande illusion': Identities have more to do with the "vertical" than with the horizontal. "A miner is a miner".