Tom's Recommended Film of the Week
Remember - the premise of Tom's Recommended Film of the Week is this: of all the films I've watched in the past week, this one (or sometimes two or three) is the one I liked the best. I do admit that I try to steer clear of films that might offend some of my readership and I tend to try to choose films with an international flavor which might appeal to more of my world coin readers.
This week, I watched about four films, including a British two part mini-series centered on the German prisoner of war camp at Colditz castle. Colditz was a compelling story for me, not a great history of the camp, but a good WWII story of intrigue and romance.
Checking the IMDB website reviews backs up this viewpoint revealing that most WWII aficionados find Colditz to be a bit of a let-down, while their wives and people of other demographics tend to enjoy the story. In other words, watch Colditz for a good British drama of life inside the prison and back on the home-front. Don't watch Colditz for a true story of life at the prison camp during WWII.