The Young Lions
Irwin Shaw's monumental best-seller
The Young Lions follows the lives of three soldiers: one German and two Americans, paralleling their experiences in World War II until they meet up at the end for a confrontation
A pretty good drama/war film extremely long but diffident than your usual one sided movie about how awesome Americans are and how evil the the Nazis.
"Three soldiers are followed through the course of WW2 - two Americans and one German - and their changing views of the war are shown. The film shows the main German character (played by Brando) in a surprisingly sympathetic manner, considering that it was so near to the end of the war. Thought-provoking."