The plot: When two American pilots, Brady and Benson, crash-land in the Hortobágy in 1944, they find help from the Hungarian residents, because, as the doctor says, "The Germans are our allies, but we are occupied."
The Nazis find the flaming wreckage of the plane but see no bodies. So they go in search of the American pilots who must still be alive.
Though allied with (but occupied by) the Germans, the Hungarians work desperately to save the Americans.
The Nazis shot Kuvaszok as casually and cruelly as the Soviets did when the Soviets invaded later that year, in September 1944.
|Just before the killing.|
As to the movie's end, the ending was a little bit happy but mostly heartbreaking, the characters suffering the hardship and vagaries of war.