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Mainly set on a remote island off the coast of Harris, called Scarp, the "The Rocket Post" is a well made, acted and plotted film, slightly based on truth. It follows themes of: mail rockets, which were being designed and tested just before WWII; of romance; and of life on many of the Scottish Islands. The film may not mean much for people who are not familiar with Scottish landscapes or pre-war history and political ideas in Europe in the 1930's, but those who do know Scottish landscapes and something of the period of this film, hopefully, will find the film entertaining, intriguing and emotional.
I particularly warmed to the main characters, the Rocket Scientist Gerhard Zucher and Catriona Mackay, who will soon leave the island on which she has grown up to study at St Andrews. The relationship between the two is sweet, if a little predictable, but to just wait and watch them throughout the film makes it more exciting and beautiful. The scenery of the island and the depiction of life around croft farming is well done and give the viewer an idea of the hardiness and traditions that have almost gone from Scotland and its Isles, but which I'm sure many from those parts of Britain would like to keep.
I recommend this film to those who know something about Scotland and Nazi Germany before the War, and for those who wish to watch a moving, partly romantic story.
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