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Charlotte Gray (2001)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Romance, Thriller  |  11 January 2002 (USA)
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A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.

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Sally
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Peter Gregory (as Rupert Penry Jones)
Robert Hands ...
Borowski
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Psychiatrist
Martin Oldfield ...
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Mr. Jackson
Mike Burnside ...
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Damian Myerscough ...
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Miranda Bell ...
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Angus Wright ...
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Charlotte, a young Scottish woman, who has studied in France, is living in London during World War II. Within weeks she both falls in love with a young pilot and is recruited by the Secret Service to act as a courier for the French Resistance. However her mission behind enemy lines becomes a personal mission to find her lover who has been shot down. Assigned to a Communist Resistance group she encounters acts of betrayal from sometimes unexpected sources, but meets the violence of war and her own disappointment with hope.... Written by <johnno.r@xtra.co.nz>

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The story of an ordinary woman in an extraordinary time.

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Drama | Romance | Thriller | War

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Rated PG-13 for some war related violence, sensuality and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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$37,258 (USA) (4 January 2002)

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£1,323,162 (UK) (15 March 2002)
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The agreement for the crew to film in Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val, France was that they must allow the local residents to be filmed as extras. Because of this, most of the citizens seen in the Saint-Antonin-Noble-Val shots are real citizens of the town. See more »

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When the resistance near Lesignac are blowing up the ammunition train, the locomotive is clearly shown as a British Standard Class 2-10-0 Number 92240. This class of locomotive was not introduced until 1954 and Number 92240 was not built until 1958. See more »

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Charlotte Gray: [narration] It all seemed so simple. We were at war. The Nazis were the enemy. And because good must triumph over evil, so we would triumph over them. How could we have know that war ever trades in such certainty? That we are nothing is unthinkable. Anything could be true. Even a lie.
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La Java Bleue
As performed by Fréhel
(p) 1939, Licensed courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Publisher 'La Java Bleue' (G.Koger-N.Renard/V.Scotto), 1938
by Editions Paul Beuscher
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Cate Blanchett is amazing!
19 May 2002 | by (Copenhagen, Denmark) – See all my reviews

Charlotte Grey is the title character of this movie, set in WW2 Britain and France. Played by the extremely gifted Cate Blanchett, Charlotte is a young Scottish woman who, after having fallen in love with an army pilot, Peter Gregory (Rubert Penry-Jones), decides to participate in the English efforts to help the French resistance. A fluent French-speaker, Charlotte takes on the identity of Dominique, a married Parisienne, who's moved to the Vichy-governed part of France.

As Dominique, Charlotte gets involved with Julian Lavade, his father and two young Jewish boys, whose parents have just been taken away by the Vichy police. She soon realizes how serious the situation is, and that no one is to be trusted. And her courage and determination sees her through.

Cate Blanchett shows yet again what an amazing actress she is, the new Meryl Streep, but with a warmer aura. Watching her on the screen never gets boring, and even though the movie is somewhat slow moving at times, it really left me craving for more. 4 out of 5!


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