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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tobias Moszkiewiez
Regine Moszkiewiez
Claire Hackett ...
Lt. Col. Schwenke
Eugeniusz Kujawski ...
Col. Mueller
Paul Mooney ...
Jonathan Cullen ...
Jean Murphy ...
Mlle. Jouret
Ben Robertson ...


With the Occupation of Brussels by the Nazis, Helene could forget her ideas of a university degree. Her energy turned towards the hidden fight against the occupiers and gradually, inevitably, she joined the Resistance movement. Written by Bjorn Stenberg <bjst@sth.frontec.se>

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In an interview with Geoffrey Molyneux of 'The Province' in 1985, Hélène Moszkiewiez said (of the Nazi Germans): "They were so stupid. They thought only in caricatures. You know, the Jewish man with a long black beard and a large hooked nose. Many of the Gestapo were the dregs. They were just there because they were cruel. The Abwehr intelligence men, now they were bright and you had to be careful when they were around . . . We heard about the camps from the BBC but so many Jews seemed to think it couldn't happen to them. You know, it could happen again. Jews have to be ready to fight." See more »

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An Excellent Performance of Martha Plimpton
21 April 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Brussels, in the Second World War, after the arrest of her parents, the Jewish Helene Moszkiewiez (Martha Plimpton) decides to fight against the Germans, using her knowledge of German language. She gets a job of translator in the Gestapo, and uses the information she gets to help the resistance forces and other Jews. Helene falls in love with Franz Bueller (Eric Stoltz), a collaborator of the Germans, who is also a member of the resistance. This good movie is very supported by the magnificent performance of Martha Plimpton. There are some flaws in the screenplay, basically because of the selection of Eric Stoltz for the role of Franz Bueller. Eric Stoltz does not speak German as Martha does, so in some parts of the story, the German officers speak in English with Franz, while they speak in German with Helene. But the story is very consistent, having a good direction and a great cast. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): `Um Fio de Esperança' (`A Slender Hope')

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