Set in Vichy France, the film follows the fate of a group of hostages whom the Nazis ordered killed when one of their officers is shot.
A nun risks upsetting her colleagues, her family, & parents of two dead lovers by becoming the spiritual counselor to the vain man who raped & killed them.
When King Henry VIII broke with the Pope because he wanted to divorce his wife only his Chancellor Sir Thomas More dared defy him, thus losing his life.
During WW 1 5 French soldiers with wounded hands are sentenced to death for faking their wounds. 3 years later the lover of one sets out to search for him.