Theatrical Release Date: TBC
Home Ent. Release Date: 16 Aug 2009
From the director of Pygmalion and The Winslow Boy comes a searing examination of the nature of courage, both moral and physical. Young American bomber pilot Gene Summers (Paul Massie) is sent to Nazi-occupied France to kill a man believed to be betraying his comrades in the French resistance. Willing to do his duty and kill on command from the air, he finds it a very different proposition when having to murder with his own bare hands. Gaining the trust of his would be target, hen-pecked husband Marcel Lafitte (Leslie French), he comes to suspect the man is really innocent, but his misgivings are brushed aside by his superiors. Faced with the grim choice between blind obedience to his mission and the death of an innocent man, his decision and its consequences form the climax of this powerful study of the conflict between conscience and duty.