A group of slave workers, drafted by the Nazis to help construct their coastal defences in 1944, are sealed underground during an Allied naval bombardment. They find huge stores of food, but candles to last only so long. The slow dying of their light provides the film with its meagre dramatic impetus, as one by one they are done in by boredom, illness, jealousy. Incongruous casting lends piquancy to their fate, but like them the film seems designed for terminal obscurity.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||John Gould, Clive Rees|