MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 19,703 this week

Réfractaire (2009)

5.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 54 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 10 critic

May 1944. A young man just out of college returns to his hometown in Luxembourg. Refusing to fight on the German side, he chooses a clandestine life and joins other deserters in an abandoned mine.

Director:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related News

The Undercover War DVD Review
| HeyUGuys.co.uk
DVD Releases: 'The Undercover War'
| CineVue
DVD Review - The Undercover War (2009)
| Flickeringmyth

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 915 titles
created 02 Mar 2013
 
a list of 67 titles
created 04 Oct 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 09 Mar 2014
 
a list of 11 titles
created 10 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Réfractaire" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Réfractaire (2009)

Réfractaire (2009) on IMDb 5.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Réfractaire.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Black Heaven (2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An innocent young man becomes enamored with a mysterious girl. He is lured into "Black Hole" - a dark, obscure video game world of avatars with deadly serious intentions in the real world.

Director: Gilles Marchand
Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Louise Bourgoin, Melvil Poupaud
The Candidate (2013)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Nowadays, information is the most valuable currency. The story follows the background of a political campaign of a presidential candidate. There are two months remaining to the elections. ... See full summary »

Director: Jonás Karásek
Stars: Marek Majeský, Monika Hilmerová, Michal Kubovcík
Aliyah (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Drug dealer Alex finds hope for a new start when his cousin offers him a job in Israel. Now he must make the final score, while balancing a new romance, a past lover, a lifelong friendship ... See full summary »

Director: Elie Wajeman
Stars: Pio Marmaï, Cédric Kahn, Adèle Haenel
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Chacun Sa Nuit explores the carnal interdependencies among a host of characters who live in a town in provincial France. At the center of it all is Pierre (Arthur Dupont), a conceited and ... See full summary »

Directors: Pascal Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr
Stars: Lizzie Brocheré, Arthur Dupont, Guillaume Baché
It Boy (2013)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The thirty-eight year-old ambitious and workaholic editor of the fashion magazine Rebelle Alice Lantins returns from Brazil to Paris and loses her flash memory in the airplane. However, the... See full summary »

Director: David Moreau
Stars: Virginie Efira, Pierre Niney, Charles Berling
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences.

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan
Brabançonne (2014)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Two Belgian brass bands compete for the European title. One is Flemish (Sint-Cecilia), the other Walloon (En Avant). Sint Cecilia loses their soloist in dramatic circumstances and to ensure... See full summary »

Director: Vincent Bal
Stars: Arthur Dupont, Fabrice Boutique, Tom Audenaert
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

The true story of Don Smith's heroic experience at the Battle of the Bulge while with the 94th Infantry.

Director: Thad T. Smith
Stars: Cole Carson, Lauren Bair, Michael J. Prosser
Mobile Home (2012)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After having broken up with his girlfriend and left his job, Simon has come back to his small hometown in the countryside, where he meets up again with his old friend Julien. The two ... See full summary »

Director: François Pirot
Stars: Arthur Dupont, Guillaume Gouix, Jean-Paul Bonnaire
Mom Lost It! (TV Movie 2009)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Josée Dayan
Stars: Muriel Robin, Jacques Weber, Louison Bergman
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Fred Louf
Stars: Pierre Niney, Audrey Bastien, Lou de Laâge
High Society (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Alice, a twenty-year-old girl of modest origin, lives in Bayeux, a small town in Normandy. She has an unambitious boyfriend, Kevin, and works at the the moment as a salesgirl in a bakeshop.... See full summary »

Director: Julie Lopes-Curval
Stars: Ana Girardot, Bastien Bouillon, Baptiste Lecaplain
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Armand
...
Théo
...
René
...
François
Judith Davis ...
Lou
Marianne Basler ...
Malou
Swann Arlaud ...
Ady
Thierry van Werveke ...
Edouard
Yoann Denaive ...
Enrico
Luc Feit ...
Gestapiste
Carlo Brandt ...
Jacques
Michel Voïta ...
Pierrot
André Jung ...
Professeur nazi
Hervé Sogne ...
Schupo 2
Pierre Derenne ...
Albert
Edit

Storyline

May 1944. A young man just out of college returns to his hometown in Luxembourg. Refusing to fight on the German side, he chooses a clandestine life and joins other deserters in an abandoned mine.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mine | world war two | See All (2) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (Luxembourg)  »

Also Known As:

Draft Dodgers  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Luxembourg's official submission to 82nd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2010. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not what it appears to be...
24 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

First of all, the front cover of the DVD depicts planes, tanks and soldiers battling it out in a glorious spectacle. NONE of this high-octane stuff appears in the final product, which is a far more sedate affair.

It revolves around a rich kid, who joins the resistance in his local neighbourhood during World War II, and ends up underground with a bunch of nutcases. Just when you think the film will be centred around these dirty, smelly mentally-deficient dudes slowly cracking under close quarters, things take another twist when our errant hero falls in love with the wife of a Nazi sympathiser, before discovering the boss of his cell has been killed by a gun-crazed colleague. DRAMA!!

The whole thing never leaps off the screen, it's just 'there', with precious little attempt to let us get to know any of the protagonists, and an abrupt ending that relies on someone making such a stupid decision he might as well have stuck his head in a lion's mouth.

It is amusing to note though, that this budget DVD from That's Entertainment has no indication that it's a Luxembourg/Switzerland production with subtitles, and this combined with the misleading, action-packed front cover will have scores of Call Of Duty chavs reaching for their receipts faster then when they grab their benefit cheques at the Post Office for 'depression'. Oops, getting a bit off track there... 5/10


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Réfractaire (2009) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?