Separated from their regiment during World War II, three British paratroopers — educated John, by-the-book Tom and sadistic Cliff — clash with each other as they try to connect with their sergeant for further orders.
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If Fear & Desire had a script to match its psychological aspirations and stunning photography, it might look like this. Collinson isn't a stylist of much note, but he is very good at getting under your skin and introducing characters who seem beautiful and out of their depth, doomed even before we know them. This one stays with you.