In the 1930s, a group of Europeans and Americans, of all stripes, suddenly find themselves trapped together, but alone, in a winter resort high in the Alps on the outbreak of a world war. For a brief space of time, they are forced to depend upon their own resources under threat of an air raid, which at the last descends upon the brave few who are left behind. This remarkable comedy-drama throws into ironic relief the individual human being who, having brought upon himself the obscene idiocy of wholesale destruction by war, wakes up to find that he can do nothing more than make a futile gesture against the forces he himself has set in action. A little too close for comfort, in today’s war-ravaged world ? . . .