This movie really grew on me in the time between I saw it and when I'm writing this. I liked it alright straight after viewing. But the fact that the characters are still bouncing around in my mind a day afterwards is making me realize it's power.
This is a dark, quiet, serious film that deserves to be seen. No action sequences, explosions or other things that come to mind in a war film. There are lots of great reviews across the net including a collection of links at this site. All the characters seem to do what they do because they know it to be right even though a painful death is their expected reward. In most cases you have a brief glimpse into their occupation before the war (civil engineer, philosopher, etc.). Knowing it to be true makes it all the more chilling to realize how otherwise normal people can accept even the murder of their friends if they believe in the goal.