Flare Path revolves around the troubles of three military families stationed at an RAF bomber base during WWII. While there is always the shared fear that their husbands may one day be shot down, each of these families has their own unique marriage problems to worry about.
From infidelity of the heart to fears of the future, these troubles are kept secret by the wives from the husbands who fly over enemy territory at night. At the best of times, life still manages to impersonate contentment, but calm veneers begin to crack when the latest bombing run fails to go as planned.
The conflict between desire and duty plays a major role in this narrative. However, for a story based upon such inner turmoil, the drama of this performance feels rather subdued.