Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.
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Perhaps pessimistic in its ending, where the suggestion seems to be that all world systems regardless of their nature will be imperfect and will cause suffering for people. However, the film also shows how love can override the system and cause it to shut down giving hope for a world in which love will flourish over hate. Filmed in Watkins' typical style, this strongly anti-war film remains very relevant today.