Salient: An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 12, No. 3, April 6th, 1949.
Hollywood has touched the fringes of this problem before. Inevitably the characters set out into a sunset for the "New World." Karel and his mother don't want that. Europe is their home and they don't seek to escape from it.
Through Karel the film speaks against nationalism. It advocates pacifism as the only answer to another war.