I’d like to interrupt the regularly-scheduled BOM event to tell you about a movie I watched tonight: Saints and Soldiers. If you watched the DVD series “Band of Brothers,” about WWII, you may recall a scene where the German army killed a large group of American prisoners.
This movie, based on factual events, centers on a handful of men who escaped that historic mass murder. They are behind enemy lines when they discover a British flyer who has intelligence that he needs to get to the Allied forces in order to save many lives.
There are five men–and one of them is a believer, one of them is a skeptic. I won’t say anything else, except that this is one of the most powerful, least preachy movies I have ever seen. The Christian character is genuine, authentic, and completely human.
Netflix it today, or look for it at the video rental store (do they still call them “video” stores even though almost everything is on DVD? ) Suitable for teenagers, too.
(I didn’t recognize a single actor, but they all did a great job! I was impressed.)