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Frieda (1947)

Approved | | Drama, War | 28 July 1947 (UK)
An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives.

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An RAF pilot who was shot down during WWII returns home to his English village with his new bride. The trouble is that she is the German lady who helped him escape. Then her brother arrives. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Opening credits: This film is based on fact but the characters and events portrayed are fictitious. Any similarity to any name or individual is coincidental. See more »

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The film' s opening shows a Polish city [ later revealed to be Krakow ] in the midst of heavy fighting. Krakow was abandoned by the Germans and taken by the Red Army with no destruction or street fighting. See more »

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Frieda: [after watching a newsreel about the liberation of Belsen] I knew. I knew there were such places. We all knew.
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Opening credits prologue: POLAND-MARCH 1945 No man's land between the German and the Russian armies. See more »

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Silent Night
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Frieda, stands up today as it did in 1947
21 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

Phew, that was a tough watch.. Not the production, Frieda is well made, but makes us all face up to our own prejudice and fear. I have no idea how this must have felt to the audience in 1947, I am sure many struggled to sympathise with Frieda, the enemy.

Today hatred is still rife, we live in a world that is still drawing dividing lines, for what.. where has it got us. Frieda tries to make us examine irrational fears and blind hatred. The film pushes us to see people as individuals.

I often look back at old cinema as a little simple, corny even, it is not often I sit in silence at the end and contemplate what I have seen, Frieda made me do this.

Should you watch this, yes if you like cinema that takes you somewhere and you like to empathise with tough subject matter. It is not an arty film and is extremely watchable.. But if you need whizzbangs and CGI this might not be the film for you.

All I can say to finish, I am glad I finally sat down to watch Frieda.


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