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During World War I, commanding officer General Broulard orders his subordinate, General Mireau, to attack a German trench position, offering a promotion as an incentive. Though the mission is foolhardy to the point of suicide, Mireau commands his own subordinate, Colonel Dax, to plan the attack. When it ends in disaster, General Mireau demands the court-martial of three random soldiers in order to...

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Directed by

Stanley Kubrick

Written by

Stanley Kubrick (Screenplay)
Humphrey Cobb (Novel)
Calder Willingham (Screenplay)
Jim Thompson (Screenplay)

Runtime

88 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

It explodes in the no-man's land no picture ever dared cross before!

Cast

Keywords

world war i germany army france soldier patriotism cult film song general cowardice

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Lists

#59 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#265 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#185 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

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