Near the end of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece 'Apocalypse Now', the moribund Colonel Kurtz murmurs 'The Horror, The Horror!'. Such, and other cinematic testaments, drive home the absurdity and waste inherent in warfare.
During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam war veteran attempts to discover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusion, and perception of death.