Veterans return to Normandie on the 50th anniversary of D Day for their own special and poignant reasons, among them two looking for an old love who turns out to the same woman for both.

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Ralph
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Amos and Cyril are a pair of British veterans from WWII, going back to Normandy 50 years after D-Day to visit an old buddy's grave. There, they run into Waldo, an American WWII vet. And both Waldo and Cyril run into a French woman they were both enamored of in their soldiering days and begin squabbling over her. Waldo's son and daughter-in-law are putting up with him and each other. And the entire group meet up with a woman who has come to visit the grave of her brother. Together, they form an odd camaraderie, bound by the past as they share their memories Written by Kathy Li

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One of the finest films of all time
16 December 2000 | by (smokehill) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt one of the finest and most under-viewed films ever made. I haven't seen it in over four years, but still get misty-eyed when recalling it -- particularly Alec Guinness' flawless, delicate little performance.

It should be required viewing. It's not bombastic like Citizen Kane, nor groundbreaking like Birth of a Nation. It's just theater at its absolute finest.


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