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Suite Française (2014)

| Drama, Romance, War | 2016 (USA)
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During the early years of Nazi occupation of France in World War II, romance blooms between Lucile Angellier (Michelle Williams), a French villager, and Bruno von Falk (Matthias Schoenaerts), a German soldier.

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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 Polly_Kat

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Suite Francesa  »

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€15,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This film is the fourth of five productions in which Matthias Schoenaerts played a soldier. He also played a soldier in The Emperor of Taste (2008) (a Belgian soldier in World War II); Tunnelrat (2008) (an Allied in World War One); Death of a Shadow (2012) (a Belgian soldier in World War One) and Disorder (2015) (a French soldier in Afghanistan). Schoenaerts also appeared in Black Book (2006) as a member of the Dutch Resistance in World War II. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Lucile Angellier: Be careful... with your life.
Lieutenant Bruno von Falk: Is it precious to you?
Lucile Angellier: Yes. It is precious to me.
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Crazy Credits

The final credits initially play over what appears to be the original hand-written manuscript of the novel. See more »

Connections

Featured in Projector: Home/Suite Française (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Das ist Berlin
Composed by Leo Leux and Matthias Perl
Lyrics by Hans Hannes and Bruno Balz
Performed by Oskar Joost Orchester feat. Heyn Quartet
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Well Done!! Two thumbs up from this guy!
9 August 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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