Hornetsï¿½ Nest is a 1970 Italian-American war film directed by Phil Karlson and starring Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, and Sergio Fantoni. The plot focuses on a group of boys aged 7-14 who survive a massacre in their village in Northern Italy in 1944 and what happens to them. The film was attacked by critics for its depiction of children learning about violence. Many critics felt that the film went to unnecessary lows. It failed at the box office and Rock Hudson moved into TV acting after this film.