November 1919. A few days before the Armistice, Édouard Péricourt saves Albert Maillard’s life. These two men have nothing in common but the war. Lieutenant Pradelle, by ordering a senseless assault, destroys their lives while binding them as companions in misfortune. On the ruins of the carnage of WWI, condemned to live, the two attempt to survive. Thus, as Pradelle is about to make a fortune with the war victims’ corpses, Albert and Édouard mount a monumental scam with the bereaved families’ commemoration and with a nation’s hero worship.
Very artistic and creative and very very black in its comedy. Overall, though, I found it unengaging and everything was too coincidental to be believable. I suppose it should be praised for being original but originality isn’t enough. Despite its originality it wasn’t extraordinary in terms of my emotions. The longer it went on the more boring it became.