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A Love to Hide (2005)

Un amour à taire (original title)
A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old... See full summary »

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Jean
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Sara / Yvonne
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Philippe
Nicolas Gob ...
Jacques
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Marcelle Lavandier
Michel Jonasz ...
Armand Lavandier
Olivier Saladin ...
Breton
Kitodar Todorov ...
Adjoint de Breton
Philippe Faure ...
Le Passeur
François Aramburu ...
La Baronne
Thomas Suire ...
Rudy
Yuli Toshev ...
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Flannan Obé ...
Raymond
Anne Girouard ...
Léopoldine
Miroslav Kosev ...
Stroeger
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A young Jewish girl looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain while attempting to make their way to England is sheltered by an old friend whose status as a member of the "third" sex soon leads the Gestapo pounding on his door as well. Betrayed by a smuggler who sat idly by as her family was casually slaughtered by the SS, terrified Sara flees into the comforting care of childhood summer-vacation chum Jean and his faithful lover Philippe. Though safe for the moment thanks to Jean's quick-thinking plan to pass her off as a Gallic employee of his family's laundry business, Sara watches in horror as her homosexual protector is forced into a Nazi labor camp as a tragic result of a bad decision made by Jean's troublesome brother Jacques. Written by anon.

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The Short Review
18 July 2006 | by (sandy ghetto, CA) – See all my reviews

This film, while historically interesting and politically relevant, goes deeper than most message films. What is so fascinating is that so many things go on in this film besides suffering and Nazi hatred. It is, above all, the story of a family (and the family that is created).

Yes, the Nazis' massacre of Jews and Gays is a huge part of this movie, but what sets it apart is the humanistic story of love, jealousy, acceptance, guilt and tragedy that is set WITHIN the central group of friends and family in the film. There are many small surprises, and the melodrama is really cut to a minimum. Some very wrenching scenes, for example, come and go before you can get a good cry in. To me, the true brilliance of the film lies in its ability to show rather than tell what horrors befell Europe during Hitler's reign.


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