Cold Mountain is a moving star studded movie set in the American Civil war. Well acted and entertaining.
I had to look up what the Civil War was all about. If you don't know: it was between the northern and southern states. It all started when Abraham Lincoln became president and the northern states wanted to abolish slavery, while the southern states didn't. The war was the northern yankee states stopping the southern confederate states from forming their own country. The yankees won.
A good movie, which may pick up an academy award, but isn't overly memorable in my mind. It traces the strugle of a deserter struggling to get back home to his girl, and her strugle without him.
Don't be fooled, he doesn't die as easily as you might think!