I’m not sure how I let myself get talked into renting To End All Wars from Netflix. I guess it was because two different people recommended it to me within a short length of time. I knew it was a war movie, but I wasn’t prepared for how different and powerful it would be.
Here’s the summary: "A true story about four Allied POW’s who endure harsh treatment from
their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build
a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately they find true
freedom by forgiving their enemies. Based on the true story of Ernest
I started watching it yesterday, but I had to turn it off after about 30 minutes. I was in agony watching what was happening to these men. Since there were still four years left in the war, I knew there was going to be plenty more suffering before the movie ended. Today I turned it back on and watched the final 90 minutes.
This is a movie about redemption and forgiveness beyond reason. It is raw, cruel, haunting. It stars Robert Carlyle, Keifer Sutherland, and Ciarán McMenamin, but the most unforgettable character for me will be Dusty (played by Mark Strong).