Le Petit Soldat ★★★★

This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

This review may contain spoilers.

Le Petit Soldat screams an urgent warning about the dangers of fetishizing violence and militarism.

This movie tells the story of a young man roped into a terrorist group he doesn't seem to have much interest in by this same fetishism. However, it becomes clear throughout the course of the film that he is inextricably involved. His lack of enthusiasm in his violent job leads to the death of the person he loves the most and probably death of his faith in the ability of love and kindness to make life worth living.