Saints and Soldiers is a collection of WWII movies, all independent of one another but all sharing messages of hope in the goodness of humankind. The third movie to be released is called Saints and Soldiers: The Void.
Germany, May 1945, the twilight of WWII. On a final mission deep in the Harz mountains a U.S. tank crew discovers a platoon of Germans, including three infamous Panzer tanks, preparing to ambush allied supply trucks.
Before the war, Sergeant Jesse Owens, was a product of segregation and racial discrimination. Forced by law to ride in the back of the bus and disenfranchised from the political process. As the Germans bear down on the Americans, Owens fights the Axis powers for a freedom he and his fellow African American soldiers have never felt.
With a deadly game of cat and mouse quickly unfolding, Owens and his predominantly white tank crew find themselves out-gunned and out-manned by the German Panzer tanks. Several in Owens’ crew are reluctant to put their faith in a black tank driver despite their dire circumstances. With tension and fear beginning to manifest Owens knows they must put aside their differences to stop the enemy from their deadly plan. Knowing that a victory over the Nazis means a victory for racial justice, Owens and his men find a way to work together to save hundreds of lives in a desperate battle against the greatest odds they have ever faced.
Sounds pretty great, doesn’t it? We enjoy the Saints and Soldiers movies because they aren’t vulgar or profane. We don’t have to worry about our children when we are watching them together as a family. They do show some violence as they are war movies, but nothing like the blood and gore that is typical in today’s war films. The Void does an excellent job of showing the racial tension that existed in the 1940s and how the soldiers worked through that to come together, help each other, and survive.
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