In a year when Claude Lanzmann's powerful and moving documentary SHOAH radically redefined filmmakers' approach to the Nazi Holocaust, WAR AND LOVE almost seems like an anachronism. Though based on the autobiography of its producer, Jack P. Eisner, the film unreels like a poorly created
soap opera rather than the insightful drama of its pretentions. Keneas and Sedgwick are two adolescent Polish Jews whose romance comes to an abrupt end when Sedgwick flees Warsaw with her parents as the Nazis invade their homeland. Keneas remains in what soon becomes the Jewish ghetto and helps
the underground movement smuggle in food. When the Nazis ship ghetto residents to the dea...