I have seen quite a few Ophuls films so I knew what to expect when I came into the this film, but I was surprised that this film didn’t seem to have any of his touches. The film is about two soldiers who fall in love with two young girls. Unfortunately, one of the soldiers had an affair with a high military official and that official just found out about the affair. Trouble ensues and the film comes to a logical conclusion rather than a tacked on happy ending. It really isn’t anything special about it at all. In fact, I would say it’s below average.
The print I saw was terrible and some of the subtitles were missing. Therefore, I expect there is beauty that I missed, but for me I say approach with caution.