In mid-1800s England, Oscar is a young Anglican priest, a misfit and an outcast, but with the soul of an angel. As a boy, even though from a strict Pentecostal family, he felt God told him ... See full summary »
A woman takes the law into her own hands after police ignore her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband's death, and finds herself not only under arrest for murder but falling in love with an officer.
A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
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
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 »
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 »
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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Cate Blanchett is becoming one of Australia's best known actresses worldwide and with good reason. She has the class, style, and appearance of a female movie star from the golden era of Hollywood. She is still a classic beauty but conveys intelligence, wit, and seriousness about her roles as a work of art. In the title role of Charlotte Grey, she plays a British woman who goes looking for the man she loves in the midst of World War II. He was a member of the Royal Air Force and his plane was shot down. Determined to find out his fate regardless of all the dangerous consequences, Charlotte assumes a new name and is taken in by a French family. They filmed the village scenes in Toulouse with locals as extras. Some remember when the Germans invaded France with great pain and anguish even to this day. The film is quietly strong but not for the cinema. It might have gotten better reception on Masterpiece Theater. The scenery, art direction, costumes are all first rate but the writing lacked something in my opinion.
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