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Joy Division (2006)

 -  Drama | War  -  17 November 2006 (UK)
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A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.

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Thomas (older)
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Melanie
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Dennis
Lea Mornar ...
Astrid
Michelle Gayle ...
Yvonne
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Harris
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Bothringaye
Suzanne von Borsody ...
Mother
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Sgt Harry Stone
Levente Törköly ...
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Max
Dietrich Hollinderbäumer ...
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Gyula Benedek ...
Krivosheyev
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In 1944, the fourteen years old teenager Thomas is convoked to fight in the German Army. He survives, but his town is destroyed, his family dies in a bombing and his sweetheart Melanie is raped and murdered by the Russian Army. A Commissar brings the orphan Thomas to Soviet Union, and he is sent to the military school. Years later, Thomas becomes an agent of KGB and in 1962, during the Cold War, he is assigned to work in London. Living with ghosts from the past in constant fear and paranoia, he meets the black Londoner Yvonne, who gives him the strength of joy. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The past is a place you cannot escape

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Thomas: [Thomas and Dennis have their final meeting] Before I left for England I was briefed about a man called Steiner?
Dennis: Albert Steiner. Steiner wasn't a conspirator or a revolutionary - just a lonely defector; the lowest form of currency in this war. I don't know whether he's alive or dead, but as long as his fate remains unknown -the concept of 'Steinerism' is a threat! The enemy within which both sides crave!
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Dennis: Maybe that makes me an 'agent of Steiner'.
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A fantastic war movie
26 November 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I hired this movie from Love Film, didn't really know what to expect apart from some 2nd world war action. Five minutes in, I had a big smile on my face, the film is brilliant! If like me, you're a 2nd world war / cold war movie fan - you're in for a treat!

The attention to detail is fantastic, from costume to locations and the realisation of war torn Germany as well as the war's aftermath years later in London is flawlessly executed. It's a non- linear story and fluctuates between the protagonist's experiences in WW2 as well as his involvement in the cold war. It's not all war though and there's a really powerful romantic aspect. I would go into more detail about the story but I don't want to give anything away to anyone who hasn't seen it!

All I'll say is you should definitely get your hands on it!

Oh, and Bernadette Heerwagen is hot - loving the bathroom scene ; )


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