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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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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When Amos is playing harmonica on his hotel bed, the singer performing on the silent TV is Sinéad O'Connor. See more »

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sweet, sad, humane
22 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

We were discussing the other day which classic movie scenes would inevitably bring tears to our eyes, even after numerous viewings. The film that immediately came to my mind was A Foreign Field. There is a moment towards the end where the late, great Guinness makes a small gesture and puts so much meaning and soul into it, it's impossible not to be moved -- if you have a heart, that is, and a memory of WWII, or at least some imagination of what it meant to those who survived it.

That said, there are also some really funny parts, and Geraldine Chaplin and Jeanne Moreau in particular are wickedly funny. A lovely movie.


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