Sydney Pollack directs this dramatic allegory about an American military squadron seeking refuge in a castle in the Ardennes Forest during the final days of World War II. When the soldiers get a little too comfortable in their new environment, they spark a conflict with its owner over the castle and its contents--a collection of priceless objets d'art and a beautiful young wife. The screenplay is adapted from William Eastlake's novel of the same name.
Description by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:
It's 1944, a tired, one-eyed major, and his weary eight-man squad are lodged at CASTLE KEEP in the Ardennes Forest. Seemingly oblivious to the war that surrounds them, the nobleman who owns the castle, concerned only about his desire for a son and heir to inherit his castle and its possessions, arranges for the major to become his wife's lover. However, the major insists on preparing the castle and the village for an attack. When the German offensive arrives, the squad is able to heroically defend the village and castle.
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