Cinema: Winning Points


Directed by John Huston Screenplay by Evan Jones and Yabo Yablonsky

Half time at the soccer match: the trailing side troops wearily into the dressing room, down by three points, battered, bruised and certain that their opponents own the referee. The time is World War II, the place is Paris, and these are the underdog's underdogs: a team of P.O.W.s and concentration camp victims, recruited to play the Germans' best and, by their inevitable loss, offer some more spurious proof of Aryan superiority.

But a plot—actually the plot—is a foot. For the underground is literally underground, busily tunneling up into the changing...

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