Director Lionel Rogosin used stock footage combined with interviews of retired military officers at a posh party in this offbeat but compelling documentary. The human wreckage in the wake of World War II atrocities is in stark comparison to the civility of the officers’ party.
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Lionel Rogosin's seminal anti-war documentary was made at the height of the Vietnam war, and is steeped in counterculture passion and naivete. Juxtaposes the ramblings of the disconnected, effete bourgeoisie with images of wartime atrocities. Falters when it equates the idea of ANY army with fascism, but what it lacks in nuance it makes up for with sheer conviction.