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France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law (Kristin Scott Thomas) as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war. Written by
In one of the last scenes where Michelle Williams is driving away, the camera pans out to a landscape shot. The adjacent wheat field clearly shows tracks of a sprayer used to dessicate the wheat - there was no such thing in 1940. See more »
I loved this movie! I generally love most World War II movies simply because I enjoy the culture during that time in history. However, this movie really did take me by surprise. I thought just by viewing the thumbnail and the quick Bio that it could have potential, so I decided to watch it. Not only did it meet the potential that I thought it had, it surpassed it!
I don't want to give any spoilers away, but there was something that happened during the movie that I simply didn't agree with, thus giving it only 9 out of 10 stars.
But I still highly recommend this movie!
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