Safe in their picturesque chateau behind the front lines, the French General Staff passes down a direct order to Colonel Dax (Kirk Douglas, in one of his greatest performances): take the Ant Hill at any cost. A blatant suicide mission, the attack is doomed to failure. Covering up their fatal blunder, the Generals order the arrest of three innocent soldiers, charging them with cowardice and mutiny.
Dax, a lawyer in civilian life, rises to the men's defence but soon realises that unless he can prove that the Generals were to blame, nothing less than a miracle will save his clients from a firing squad. A timeless, compelling masterpiece from writer/director Stanley Kubrick and screenwriters Calder Willingham and Jim Thompson, Paths Of Glory is a blistering indictment of military politics. Boasting a brilliant ensemble cast and some astonishing photography, this is an unforgettable movie experience.