Pressured by his superiors to disgrace public intellectual Warczewski, a professor and respected writer whom they believe to be a "camouflaged Zionist," rough security-services colonel ... See full summary »
An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.
Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of ... See full summary »
There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »
Cécile De France,
A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war, leaving her alone on their farm. A single woman had no defense ... See full summary »
In the spring of 1944 in Poland, near the end of WW2, Janka faces a huge change in her life when her photographer father decides to offer a shelter to his Jewish friend's daughter, Ester. One day, when her father is arrested, Janka starts to take care of Ester by herself and, in doing so, secret emotions rise between them. Written by
Set in 1945 Poland, this movie is about a lonely woman who ends up hiding a Jewish woman in her cellar, to whom she gradually becomes very attached. Slow-paced, grim, psychologically intense, sexy: in other words, a European drama! The acting and cinematography are good, and it does a good job conveying the claustrophobic atmosphere to the viewer. The Pole is a cellist and the Jew is a dancer, so there is some cultural entertainment along the way, and of course the Nazi and later Communist oppression keep the pressure on. But the movie kind of drags, and as it concludes you don't feel that there was much meaning in it all, though in a way that adds realism.
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