• The Ypres Salient was one of the most contested spots of the Great War. No more than five miles across, more than a million people were killed or wounded in this small area during four years of bitter fighting. Over time the Salient came to symbolize every description heard in conjunction with the Great War: sacrifice, courage, honor and duty just as much as chaos, slaughter, calamity and utter senselessness.
Structured as a mass, The Salient contrasts requiem music against the accounts of people who witnessed the Salient’s horrors, thus pitting the best of what Europe ever produced against its absolute worst. And so The Salient turns into a requiem not only for the fallen, but also for a city, an age and, quite possibly, for sanity itself.
THE SALIENT: 84 min. DVD PAL. 5.1 Surround. Price: 12.50 Euro or 10.00 GBP.