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A Love Worth Fighting For
A Love Worth Fighting For is set in the opening month of the First World War, August 1914. But it is not a war film, rather an anti-war film, and a love story. It is meticulously researched and historically accurate.
Just after every major European power has been drawn into a conflict they do not know how to fight, politicians and generals are sleepwalking their way towards unimaginable catastrophe with all the arrogance that defined the Edwardian age. The conflict will become enormous, the scale of destruction almost inconceivable.
Against this epic backdrop, the film throws into relief the lives of just two men. They are insignificant players in one of the twentieth century’s greatest tragedies. But their stories are no less poignant and compelling for it.
A Love Worth Fighting For examines immense concepts – the futility of war, nationality, love, fidelity and human compassion – from the perspective of an English officer and a German soldier.
The result is unique. It is poignant, compelling and sad. It asks difficult questions. Yet ultimately, it ends with hope. Because without hope, what do we have…?