Based on the novel of the same name by Graham Greene, this is a story of a French advocate Chavel who, while imprisoned by the Germans during the occupation, trades his material possessions... See full summary »
Kristin Scott Thomas,
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Phillip Pirrip, known as Pip, meets a convict or two in a graveyard and sets into motion a series of events that lead him from a comfortable life in his brother-in-law's forge to a ... See full summary »
Chekov's Uncle Vanya, transposed to turn-of-the-century North Wales, where the peace and tranquility of a country house is disturbed by the arrival of the estate's tyrannical owner and his ... See full summary »
Italian Foreign Minister Ciano incorrectly addresses his German counterpart as 'Baron von Ribbentrop' at the dinner party near the beginning of the movie. German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop held no aristocratic title. See more »
This is a very solid dramatic movie based on events in Italy during World War II. Hopkins plays the son-in-law of Mussolini who was also high in the Fascist party. He was a golden boy whose star rises quickly and then big trouble as he tries to get Mussolini to break ties with Hitler and the Nazis. I don't want to spoil this for anyone who hasn't seen it so don't want to get into the plot too deeply... but Hopkins is excellent, he'll make you cry and sweat. It is good drama (you'll be on the edge of your seat during the last half), good acting and a part of that time periods history that I didn't know much about prior to seeing this movie. It is a bit long, but definitely worth your time.
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